Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad Recipe

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Pasta Salad Recipe

This easy pasta salad recipe is the perfect side dish for any cooked meal. it is quick to put together and compliments a variety of warm dishes. The great thing about this pasta recipe is that it works well in any season and the ingredients are available all year round.

This versatile pasta recipe can easily be adapted for taste or appearance by changing the type of pasta used. We used tricolor pasta to improve the visual characteristics of the pasta salad because many of our recipes get published in magazines and other prints. In fact, any other type of pasta can be used and we also know screw noodles work very well.

We know from experience that children love this pasta salad. It is a great way to get young children to eat pasta, salad, and other vegetables. The greens and vegetables are well disguised within the pasta salad and the salad dressing adds the final touches of blending well with the vegetables and greens.

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Thank you and happy pasta salad cooking. Enjoy!

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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 326
Carbs: 44g
Fat: 12g
Protein: 11g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
15 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
30 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes




  1. Cook the tricolor pasta until al dente in salted water, drain under cold water
  2. Pour the cooked pasta into a large bowl and add broccoli, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, cucumber, carrots, red onion, and parmesan
  3. Sprinkle over the Italian salad dressing and toss to coat evenly
  4. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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Hannelie Bester
This pasta recipe is my favorite side salad and we always make this salad on a Saturday. It is our family day and the best way to relax is to enjoy this pasta salad. Perfect. 5.00

Merinda Volmink
So happy I found a recipe my children love and enjoy. This is a great way to get your children to eat veggies. Thanks. 5.00

Sonja Sinclair
Love the tomatoes in this pasta salad recipe. Did you know Tomatoes provide lots of water, nutrients, and antioxidants, which are beneficial for hydration, making this recipe perfect for any season? Well done with this winner. 5.00

Roger Butterfield
I started pressing olive oil at home and searched for a pasta salad and found this one. Amazing. We own property in Italy and this is the closest we feel at our second home. Great recipe. 5.00

John Drake
It is my job as a food editor to review food trends and upcoming recipes. For some reason, pasta salad is a rising trend. I am happy to have found this great pasta salad recipe and I give you a five-star rating because of the simplicity, low effort, and easy to prepare instructions. We hope to see this recipe published soon. Well done again The Cooking Cat. Take 5️⃣ 5.00

Judy Thomlinson
We own a small cafe on the same premises as our nursery and I have to say our guests love this salad pasta recipe. We serve it all year round and it is one of our best sellers. Some of the children even order it for themselves. Amazing. 🥗❤️❤️ 5.00

Sandra Visagie
I love this easy pasta salad recipe and I always make this pasta salad when we have a braai (barbecue). Our children eat more of the salad than we do. It is a really good recipe. 5.00

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