EASY Pasta Salad

Rose V


The cook time is for the pasta, since that is all you have to cook. I try to use the multi-colored pasta for parties and picnics. You can cool the pasta quickly using a cold water bath while you are prepping the vegetables. Be sure to drain it REALLY WELL before mixing to cut down on the wetness.
I probably gave more time than needed for the prep work, but I wanted to take into consideration that there are a lot of beginner cooks out there!
This salad will hold nicely in the fridge for a few days, but is definitely best the first and 2nd day.

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6 - 12
1 Hr
15 Min


1 large
cucumber - diced
2 - 3
celery hearts - thinly sliced
zucchini - shredded
1 large
tomato - diced or 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
yellow or red pepper, diced
1 large
can sliced black olives or 2 small cans sliced black olives (or , if you prefer, you can mix sliced green and sliced black)
1 lb
elbow or corkscrew macaroni - cooked, drained and cooled
1 bottle
ranch dressing (your favorite)
onion powder, salt and pepper - to taste
parmesan cheese - shaved or grated

How to Make EASY Pasta Salad


  • 1Mix all ingrediants together except the shaved parmesan Cheese. Save this to top the pasta salad just before serving. That's it!!! I said it was easy!
  • 2ENJOY!!

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About EASY Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy