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easy colorful summer pasta salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Mary Lee

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

(2 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For easy colorful summer pasta salad

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

How To Make easy colorful summer pasta salad

  • 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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