Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

The most delicious pasta salad you will ever have! Check out the ingredients I use every time to create this masterpiece.

 
Pasta salad will always remind me of my older sister for some reason. I don’t know if it’s because she used to always ask my mom to make for her when we were growing up or what! Every single time I make pasta salad I can’t help but think about her! Pasta salad is one of those meals I feel like is good and acceptable to make for any time throughout the year. Especially during BBQ season! Now that is my absolute favorite thing I look forward to at a nice BBQ with my friends and family along with these:
  1. Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken
  2. Grilled BBQ Chicken
  3. BBQ Pulled Pork
Whenever I see a pasta salad at a BBQ or a family gathering I always go to it first and get a huge serving of it! I will admit that I don’t make it as often as I would like. Maybe a couple times a year but when I do I just love it and can never get enough!
 
If you have no idea what pasta salad is then you need to make this recipe right away. Pasta salad is a wonderful mix of noodles and veggies combined with Italian dressing served cold like a normal salad. The recipe is very versatile and whatever you like can be added into it. The main thing is that you marinade it in Paul Newman’s Italian dressing. The longer it sits the better! So here is a list of a few ingredients that I like to add to my pasta salad masterpiece.
 

 

Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • Colorful fusilli pasta, cooked according to box directions
  • Cucumbers, sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • Green, yellow, and red bell peppers, seeded and sliced thinly
  • Spinach, washed and trimmed
  • Purple onion, thinly slice
  • Black olives, whole
  • Garlic salt, optional

Instructions

Pasta salad is really easy to make if you have the right ingredients and the right people eating it! Just follow these short steps and you will have a colorful meal at the end!

  1. Cook noodles according to the back of the box and rinse/drain under cold water.
  2. Place in a very large bowl and add all your toppings.
  3. Then, dump in a bottle of Paul Newman’s Italian dressing and marinade all ingredients.
  4. Add garlic salt to taste if you would like.
  5. Next, marinade throughout the day or overnight if possible!
  6. Store in the fridge in a covered or airtight container.

Cook noodles according to the back of the back and rinse and drain under cold water. Place in a very large bowl and add all your toppings, cucumbers, tomatoes  broccoli, peppers, spinach, purple onion, black olives and whatever else you may like! Then dump in a bottle of Paul Newman’s Italian dressing and marinade all ingredients together. Add garlic salt to taste if you would like. Then marinade through out the day or overnight if possible! Store in the fridge in a covered or airtight container. 

 

Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

The most DELICIOUS pasta salad you will ever have! Check out the ingredients I use every time to create this colorful masterpiece that tastes amazing!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Colorful fusilli pasta, cooked according to box directions
  • Cucumbers, sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • Green, yellow, and red bell peppers, seeded and sliced thinly
  • Spinach, washed and trimmed
  • Purple onion, thinly slice
  • Black olives, whole
  • Garlic salt, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles according to the back of the box and rinse/drain under cold water.
  2. Place in a very large bowl and add all your toppings.
  3. Then, dump in a bottle of Paul Newman's Italian dressing and marinade all ingredients.
  4. Add garlic salt to taste if you would like.
  5. Next, marinade throughout the day or overnight if possible!
  6. Store in the fridge in a covered or airtight container.

Pasta Salad

Servings 6 people
Author madeitateitlovedit

Ingredients

  • 1 lb tri color pasta cooked al dente
  • cucumber peeled and sliced
  • grape tomatoes
  • brocolli cut into small pieces
  • bell peppers thinly sliced
  • spinach
  • purple onion thinly sliced
  • whole black olives drained
  • 1 16 oz bottle Newman's Own Italian Dressing
  • garlic salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles according to the back of the back and rinse and drain under cold water. Place in a very large bowl and add all your toppings, cucumbers, tomatoes  broccoli, peppers, spinach, purple onion, black olives and whatever else you may like! Then dump in a bottle of Paul Newman's Italian dressing and marinade all ingredients together. Add garlic salt if you would like. Marinade throughout the day or as long as possible! Store in the fridge in a covered or airtight container. 

If you loved this recipe, try out some of my other delicious salads!

  1. Loaded Italian Salad
  2. Chicken Taco Salad
  3. Club Salad
 
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