Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

A light, fresh pasta salad that pairs well with any grilled meat.

Course Salad
Keyword Pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8


  • 8 oz Garden Rotini pasta cooked and drained
  • 3 cups assorted veggies- broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, peppers, onion, tomato
  • 3/4 cup Italian dressing **more if not moist enough
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced thinly
  • 10-12 thinly sliced pepperonis optional


  1. Cook pasta according to box directions. (I like mine a bit al dente.) Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Set aside. Cut up veggies. Place veggies in a large bowl. Add pasta. (You can add pepperoni's, olives, at this time) Pour dressing over salad. Mix well. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Chill until ready to serve.