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Easy cold pasta salad recipe with rotini pasta, yummy vegetables, mozzarella cheese & homemade Italian dressing! Cold Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing!

Easy cold pasta salad with Italian dressing

Easy cold pasta salad with Italian dressing
Easy cold pasta salad recipe with rotini pasta, yummy vegetables, mozzarella cheese & homemade Italian dressing!
Provided by: Preeti
Total time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Prep time: 12 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 19
  • 2 cups rotini pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 cup bell peppers (diced (red, yellow & green))
  • ½ cup baby tomatoes halved
  • 1 carrot (diced)
  • 1 large English cucumber (diced)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced pitted black olives
  • 2 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves/cilantro
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese cubes
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh basil leaves ((optional))
  • Calories: 380 kcal
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Cook pasta
  2. Boil water & add salt. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain & immediately rinse it with cold water & set it aside.
  3. Saute vegetables
  4. Saute the bell pepper & carrots for 2-3 minutes in a pan over high heat. Make sure they retain the crunch. It enhances the flavor & aroma of capsicum. Let it cool down completely.
  5. Make Italian salad dressing
  6. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients mentioned under the salad dressing.
  7. Assemble ingredients
  8. Add the sautéed bell pepper & carrots, cucumber, onion, olives, cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes & cooked pasta.
  9. Toss ingredients to make salad
  10. Toss all the ingredients together. Taste & adjust the seasoning.
  11. Refrigerate the salad
  12. Cover with a cling wrap & refrigerate for an hour. Taste best when served chill.
Notes: Best Pasta Salad Recipe Cold Best Recipes, Add pasta. 2 Strain pasta and rinse in cold water. 3 Return pasta to serving bowl. 4 Add any veggies, cheeses, deli meats, and the like. 5 In a jar, combine dressing …

Italian Pasta Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

Italian Pasta Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing
Recipe video above. If you're going to make a giant pasta, make it RIGHT with a beautiful homemade Italian Dressing!
Provided by: Nagi@RecipeTinEats
Total time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Cuisine: Italian
Number of ingredients: 17
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red or white wine vinegar ((I like using red))
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese ((Note 1))
  • 1 tbsp sugar (any)
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp each dried basil and oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes (red pepper flakes) (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 300g/10oz spiral pasta, or other pasta of choice
  • 180g/6oz thick sliced salami, cut into 2.5cm/1" batons (see photo in post or videos) (I use spicy salami)
  • 200g/7oz baby bocconcini, halved (Note 2)
  • 1 red capsicum/bell pepper, cut into 3cm/2.2cm strips
  • 250g/8oz whole olives (I used Sicilian and pitted black) (Note 3)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (~1.5 Australian punnets)
  • 1 cup (tightly packed) fresh basil leaves
  • Serving Size: 204 g
  • Calories: 430 kcal
How to cook:
  1. Place Dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
  2. Cook pasta according to packet directions minus 1 minute. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water to stop it cooking further. Shake excess water off well then transfer into large bowl.
  3. Place remaining Pasta Salad ingredients in the bowl. Drizzle over Dressing and toss. Serve at room temperature.
  4. Make ahead PRO TIP (Note 4):
  5. SCOOP OUT a mug of pasta cooking water just before draining. Add 3 tbsp water to Dressing, shake well. Use this Dressing per above, but reserve 3 tbsp to freshen up pasta salad on Day 2 onwards.
  6. Freshen up pasta salad: Bring to room temp or briefly microwave (cold pasta = dry) to warm gently. Toss with Reserved Dressing then serve.
Notes: What Do You Put In Pasta Salad, Once the pasta has cooked, drain the water and place the pasta in a large bowl. Step 2 Add other ingredients Add all other pasta salad ingredients, …

Cold Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing

Cold Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing
Cold Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing! This easy family friendly dinner or lunch assembles quickly in 30 minutes and the leftovers are even better. Made with gluten free Rotini pasta noodles, cucumbers, broccoli, goat cheese, and tomatoes.
Provided by: Danielle Fahrenkrug
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: Italian
Number of ingredients: 9
  • 3 cups gluten free Rotini noodles
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes, halved)
  • 2 cups broccoli (chopped finely)
  • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1 cucumber (large)
  • 1/4 cup white onion (diced)
  • 8 ounce container of crumbled goat cheese
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Italian Dressing (or more to taste)
  • Calories: 486 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 48 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 26 mg
  • Sodium: 844 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking then set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile remove the skins of the cucumber and slice lengthwise. Place two halves flat and slice again so you have 4 long slivers. Slice the slivers into small cucumber chunks. Rinse grape tomatoes and set a side. Peel carrots and then grate the carrots. Chop the broccoli into tiny pieces. Cut the onion into small dices. Put the vegetables in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the cooled Rotini noodles, cucumber slices, grated carrots, grape tomatoes, broccoli, onion and goat cheese crumbles. Add 1 cup of Italian dressing. Combine well and garnish with freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve right away or chill this salad for a couple of hours before serving. This allows for an even more flavorful salad as the flavors combine.
Notes: 1 Uproot Kitchen reviews, Review groups:

Easy Cold Pasta Salad

Easy Cold Pasta Salad
Great for brunch, luncheons, or whatever. Easy and quick to make. I find that this salad is always popular at get-togethers and usually disappears rather quickly...
Provided by: Minnie K
Total time: 150 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Number of ingredients: 6
  • 14 ounces uncooked rotini pasta
  • 2 cucumbers, chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ¾ cup pitted black olives, sliced
  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • Calories: 297.3 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 43.9 g
  • Fat: 10.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 608.3 mg
  • Sugar: 4.9 g
How to cook:
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool by running cold water over the pasta in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Combine cooked and cooled pasta with the cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl. Pour the Italian dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
Notes: Easy cold pasta salad with Italian dressing, For pasta salad 2 cups rotini pasta uncooked 1 cup bell peppers diced (red, yellow & green) ½ cup baby tomatoes halved 1 carrot diced 1 large English …
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