My Summer Pasta Salad

Carol Perricone


When the weather is too hot to cook, I like to put together this cool and delicious pasta salad.

It goes great with everything~ hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, etc.

If you put cooked chicken in the salad, you will have a complete meal.


★★★★★ 1 vote

a crowd
30 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 medium
  • 1 medium
    yellow squash
  • 1 medium
  • 1
    red bell pepper
  • 1
    green bell pepper
  • 4 c
    fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 c
    fresh cauliflower florets
  • 1 small
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pkg
    italian salad dressing mix (good seasons)
  • 1
    16 oz box bow tie pasta (or your favorite pasta)
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make My Summer Pasta Salad


  1. Wash the first 5 ingredients. Chop and transfer to a large bowl. Add the remaining vegetables. Sprinkle with dry salad dressing mix; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. (can be refrigerated overnight, if you want to prepare veggies ahead of time).
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water, drain again. Add to vegetable mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add to the salad; toss to coat. Serve and enjoy.

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About My Summer Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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