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The Best Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta salads are go-getter every time you crave something tasty and don’t have much time to cook some delectable cuisine.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta salad, recipe, salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 383kcal


  • 1 pound pasta, preferably Rotini
  • 1/2 cup parmesan (you can also use cheese of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup baby carrots
  • 1/3 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup olive
  • 1 cup yellow bell paper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 cup mozzarella balls

Make an Exquisite Stuffing

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano and Basil
  • 2-3 tbsp juice from pepperoncini jar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Boil Pasta in a pot (for about 5 to 10 minutes) and keep checking it to know when it’s done
  • Drain the pasta and rinse it under cold water to cool it completely
  • Make sure not to add the dressing to warm pasta as it would pasta soggy and sticky
  • Pasta should be kept in semi-rough texture for sauce-soakage
  • Keep pasta aside and chop the veggies
  • Dice them in the same size and avoid cutting different vegetables in different shapes
  • Drain water and mix parmesan, veggies and pasta in a large bowl
  • Pour dressing over it and toss the ingredients to evenly coat
  • Consider using tangy Italian dressing