Twisty Italian Pasta Salad

MaryEllen Tulloch


I also like this pasta salad served over a small bed of lettuce.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Stove Top


  • 1 10oz.
    container of fresh grape tomatoes
  • 1 6oz. can(s)
    medium size black olives, (use whole or slice)
  • 1 15oz. can(s)
    of chick peas, drained
  • 1 small
    cucumber, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1
    small carrot, sliced
  • 1
    small yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 16oz. bottle
    zesty italian dressing
  • 1 16oz. box
    rotini pasta (tri-color)

How to Make Twisty Italian Pasta Salad


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Rinse pasta with cold water until pasta has cooled.
  3. Combine pasta, tomatoes, olives, chick peas, cucumber, carrot and bell pepper into a large bowl.
  4. Pour one bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing onto pasta salad.
  5. Serve immediately or cool in refrigerator for at least two hours so the flavors can marinate to enrich its flavor.

    I also like this pasta salad served over a small bed of lettuce.

    *NOTE: Make sure you get Zesty Italian Dressing. It's just not the same if it's not Zesty.

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About Twisty Italian Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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