Italian Pasta Salad Recipe @pinch

A fresh and easy pasta salad loaded with crisp vegetables and a zesty Italian dressing. We love the flavor of tarragon and lemon pepper added to the salad. This side dish will be a great addition to any cookout. You could add pepperoni slices as Laura suggests. Salami or cheese would be delicious too. I just love this recipe. A hit at BBQ's on a hot summer day.

italian pasta salad
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Pasta Sides Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 16 ounce(s) tri-color rotini (spiral vegetable pasta)
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 6 medium Roma tomatoes
  • 1 bunch(es) broccoli, bunch
  • 1 can(s) sliced black olives
  • 1 bottle(s) zesty Italian dressing
  • 2 teaspoon(s) salad herbs or tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) lemon pepper
Intructions :
  • Cook pasta with salt according to package instructions. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Once cooked, drain and run cold water over it. Place in a large salad bowl
  • Stripe cucumbers with a fork. Place a fork on the end of the cucumber and slide it down the length. Then slice it into discs
  • Cut Roma tomatoes into bite-size pieces. Roma tomatoes have the best flavor. If you can't find Roma tomatoes, then use cherry tomatoes and cut them in half
  • Use only the florets of the broccoli and some of the stem. Pull apart if big clusters
  • Place, broccoli, tomatoes, olive (drained), and cucumbers in with the pasta. Dust the salad with Salad Herbs or Tarragon (not salad seasoning) and lemon pepper. These spices give the salad a distinct flavoring
  • Use 2/3 of the bottle of Italian dressing. That way the pasta and veggies absorb the flavor. Refrigerate. Just before serving add the remainder of the dressing and stir. Bon Appetit!
  • *TIP: You can also add small pepperoni slices (optional).

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