Tri-Color Pasta Salad

Posted by on August 20, 2013 in Recipes, Salads | 6 comments

 

Tri-Color Pasta Salad

There are certain pasta salads that are requested during the summer by my husband. This is one of them. I simply took the colors of the pasta, added the vegetables that matched and came up with this recipe! You can make a little or a whole recipe just by varying the amounts.  When two people are home, I make 1/2 a box of Rainbow Rotini. It keeps well for a couple of days for lunches or a side dish for dinner.

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Colorful goodness in a pasta salad!

  1 box Rainbow Rotini ( or any three colored pasta)

All of these amounts are approximate and variable according to your liking. I never measure, but just add what I think is a good amount.

1 cup  Cauliflower ( broken into small flowerets) or more

1 cup chopped Broccoli (or more)

1/2 – 3/4  cup slivered Carrots

1/2 cup onion (red or your choice)

 Approx 1 cup of Mayo

3/4 cup Italian Salad Dressing (I’ve used  fat-free, regular and zesty)

Salt & Pepper

Optional Ingredients: Black or Green Olives, chicken, ham, salami

 

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions for “firm” pasta, rinse and drain

Add vegetables: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and onions

In a separate bowl, add mayo and mix with Italian Salad Dressing

Add to pasta and vegetables.

Mix well and refrigerate overnight.

Salt & Pepper to taste

Before serving, add more mayo and Italian Salad dressing, if necessary, to moisten it.

Serve as a side salad.

Tri-Color Pasta Salad

Great summer pasta salad!

 Don’t you love the colors?

Enjoy!

Phyllis (Oma)

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6 Comments

  1. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on the Creative Home & Garden Hop! Hope to see you again today…
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  2. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by Bowdabra and linking up your yummy recipe! Stop by again next week and link up some more awesome projects!

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  3. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  4. Mmmm… This salad sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. I love making tri colored pasta salad.

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  6. Hi Phyllis! this is such a classic and delicious summer dish..better enjoy it now before summer picnic days are over! Thank You so much for sharing your refreshing and satisfying recipe at the Fluster Buster party, I’m co hosting today, have a great week, Lizy

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