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Easy Cold Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars
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"Great for brunch, luncheons, or whatever. Easy and quick to make. I find that this salad is always popular at get-togethers and usually disappears rather quickly..."
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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 297
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool by running cold water over the pasta in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Combine cooked and cooled pasta with the cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl. Pour the Italian dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

Footnotes

  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 297 calories; 10.6 43.9 7.2 0 608 Full nutrition

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I don't normally like pasta salad, but after a couple of modifications this was quite pleasant. I took jennifermorse's suggestion of crumbling in some feta, but I'm not a big fan of red onions, ...

Most helpful critical review

I had leftover fixins from tacos SO I made the tri-color rotini added the chopped onions,tomatoes & finely shredded colby/jack cheese & drizzled on red wine vinegerette dressing.

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I don't normally like pasta salad, but after a couple of modifications this was quite pleasant. I took jennifermorse's suggestion of crumbling in some feta, but I'm not a big fan of red onions, ...

I love this recipe and have made it for years! I add a little bit of red onion and feta cheese to make it a little more "Greek."

"Easy" and delicious! This is a very simple salad that comes together quickly but tastes wonderful. It's a great base to throw in whatever you want to make it you own. I used tri-colored pasta a...

we had a really bad storm last night and lost power right as I was preparing dinner. The only thing that was done was the angel hair pasta. So I went to the garden and got some cucumbers and tom...

Very good! I added a cup of parmesan cheese as well, it's quick, easy & very good!

I loved this recipe but I changed it up a bit!! I added pepperoni,and red onion, fresh basil, thyme, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. I used grape tomatoes instead of cherry ( the one ...

I used a quarter of a red onion, I used whole wheat rotini, Newman's italian dressing and I added a half cup of Frigo parmesan cheese. This is sitting in the fridge, all ready for dinner. REALLY...

Imagine my dismay when I showed up to a potluck with this dish and all of the other pasta salads were Italian dressing based. I'm pleased to say: in the battle of the pasta salads, mine was the...

Great Recipe You can also add cubed chicken and shredded colby jack cheese