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easy pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cheryl Miles
Jacksonville, FL

This is a good and easy salad. You can make it yours by adding your favorite salad ingredients such as shrinp, chicken, tuna, ham, and any vegetable or taking away any of the basic ingredients. I usually make mine with Zesty light Italian dressing and sometimes add a little Ranch to my plate. Also when I add shrimp/crabmeat I use the Catalina dressing. You can add as much/little of the ingredients as you like.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For easy pasta salad

  • 16 oz box
    of vegetable pasta or your favorite salad pasta
  • 1
    basket grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 med
    cucumber diced
  • 1 med
    red onion diced
  • broccoli florets chopped
  • 1 large bottle
    zesty italian dressing(your favorite kind); you can also use catalina dressing if you prefer

How To Make easy pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook pasta with 1tsp salt per pkg directions; in large mixing bowl add all ingredients except dressing; drain pasta and allow to cool about 15 minutes; add pasta to vegetables and mix gently.
  • 2
    Add dressing to bowl and mix together. Let stand in refrigerator 2-4 hrs or even overnight.