Favorite Pasta Salad Recipe @pinch

Easy to make, this pasta salad is sure to be a crowd havepleaser. Perfect for summer cookouts and holidays (Memorial, Day, July 4th, Labor Day, etc), It is tangy and full of fresh flavor. Don't like an ingredient Judith used? Just swap it out. The recipe is very forgiving. We love that you can just throw in ingredients you like or have on hand. I get asked to bring this to all the cookouts and gatherings! This is the basic recipe but it is easy to add or replace various ingredients. It is fun to try different things and it is a pretty salad. I'm sure I'll be making it again soon and I will add a picture. It is easy, delicious, and popular!

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Recipe Cuisine: Italian Recipe Category: Pasta Salads Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 2 box(es) tri-colored pasta (16 oz each)
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 medium purple onion, sliced thin
  • 7 - Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped bite-size
  • 2 can(s) sliced black olives, drained (2.25 oz)
  • 2 jar(s) artichoke hearts, canned, drained, cut bite-size (12 oz each)
  • 1 small head of broccoli florets, optional
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bottle(s) lite Caesar salad dressing
  • 1 bottle(s) lite Italian salad dressing
  • 2 package(s) crumbled Feta cheese w/basil & tomato (6 oz each)
Intructions :
  • Cook pasta to box directions. Drain in colander and run cold water over to rinse
  • While pasta is cooking, cut tomatoes, onion, and green pepper
  • Add vegetables to a large bowl with pasta. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour one of the bottles of dressing into the pasta mixture. Cover and put in the refrigerator to cool completely
  • Once cooled, toss with a large spoon to mix well and add a second bottle of dressing, mix. Add crumbled Feta cheese and mix. I do this before I serve it or before I walk out the door on my way to a cookout
  • You can add just about anything that sounds good to this salad! Sometimes I add sliced banana peppers, mushrooms (sliced, canned, or fresh), garbanzo beans, sliced green olives... whatever suits your taste buds! Enjoy!

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