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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 - 12
1 Hr
15 Min


  • 1 large
    cucumber - diced
  • 2 - 3
    celery hearts - thinly sliced
  • 1
    zucchini - shredded
  • 1 large
    tomato - diced or 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1
    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


  1. Mix 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!
  2. ENJOY!!

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About EASY Pasta Salad

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

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