Rating: 4.58 stars
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a standard for potlucks, and it makes a nice big salad that tastes great!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil (2 teaspoons of salt can be added, optional). Add rotini. Return water to rapid boil and cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain. Rinse in cold water.

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  • Combine cooked pasta with tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, cucumber, broccoli, mushrooms, olives and Italian salad dressing. Cover and chill. Toss salad before serving.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 50.2g; fat 11.2g; sodium 622.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
Amazing Recipe! I have made this for years. The only thing I do different is add 1/2 cup FRESHLY grated parmesan cheese! Very yummy! Read More
(46)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2012
I'm giving this less stars simply because I didnt enjoy the vegetable choices. Read More
(2)
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
Amazing Recipe! I have made this for years. The only thing I do different is add 1/2 cup FRESHLY grated parmesan cheese! Very yummy! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2009
Delicious and it makes an excellent presentation. I added crumbled feta cheese and cut back on the amount of dressing. Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
I too have been making this recipe for years with the salad supreme it just isn't the same with out that. I also add sliced pepperoni and cubed mozzerella and fat free dressing cuts down on the fat so I can add the pepperoni and cheese. Read More
(40)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This recipe was really delicious. So much so that I am making it a staple of my diet. I wish I would have taken the suggestions of others though to use the salad sensations or whatnot. I felt it needed more tang or zest. I will put fewer onions in as well as they were a bit overpowering. Overall it was delicious and nutritious and a definite keeper with just a few changes. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
This is a wonderfull basic pasta salad recipe! Use the veggies that you and your family like. The same goes for the salad dressing try a sundried tomato or greek style one. For a bit more substanitial salad add your favorite diced cooked meats and cheese. The possibilites are endless. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
Excellent. I used some apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Will make this again when I have guests. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
I loved this pasta salad! It was crunchy (which I love) and flavorful and easy to make. I added pepperoni also. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2009
Easily adaptable to your preferences. I use cherry tomatoes since I don't like raw tomatoes very much. I also omit the cucumbers but use both red and green peppers. I also top with a healthy sprinkle of fresh parm cheese right before serving. Very refreshing and yummy. One tip: blanche the broccoli; it keeps it crispy under the dressing. this is great as a side dish for turkey burgers or italian sausage on a roll. Of course it's good all on it's own as well for a quick meal. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2011
I make this often it's a family favorite. The only thing I do differently is no mushrooms and add cut up mozzarella. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2012
I'm giving this less stars simply because I didnt enjoy the vegetable choices. Read More
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