Easy Colorful Summer Pasta Salad

1
Mary Lee

By
@HoosierLady

Always a big hit and is very quick and easy to prepare.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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    1/2 - 2/3rd pound rotini pasta ( tri colored optional) cook and drained
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    1 fresh tomoto diced
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    1/3 cup vidalia sweet onion diced
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    1/4 cup celery diced
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    1/2 cup green, red , and yellow sweet pepper diced
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    1/3 cup black or green olives sliced
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    2/3 cup mild cheddar cheese crumbled or cubed ( or cheese of your choice)
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    1/2 - 2/3 cup salad dressing ( recommended hidden vally ranch , reg or light ... wish bone italian, reg or light)
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    salt / pepper to taste
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    1/2 cup lightly crushed seasoned croutons
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    *optional hard boiled egg slices w / sprig of parsley in center)

How to Make Easy Colorful Summer Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. In large mixing bowl add pasta , salt/pepper, vegetables, and chesse. Gently toss ... add salad dressing .. mixed thoroughly. Chill for 2- 3 hours. Just before serving mix again , garnish with croutons. (or hard boiled egg slices if you choose)

    * Optional .. you can place slices of hard boiled egg on top of salad in the center with a spring of parsely. If you choose to do this, mix salad one last time before garnishing.

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About Easy Colorful Summer Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads



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