Easy Cold Pasta Salad


This cold pasta salad recipe is easy, quick to make, and great for brunch, luncheons, or whatever. I find that this salad is always popular at get-togethers and usually disappears rather quickly.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 14 ounces uncooked rotini pasta

  • 2 cucumbers, chopped

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • ¾ cup pitted black olives, sliced

  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in pasta and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool by running cold water over pasta in a colander set in the sink.

  2. Combine pasta with cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl. Pour Italian dressing over salad; stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
11g Fat
44g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 608mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 255mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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