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Easy Cold Pasta Salad

Easy Cold Pasta Salad

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Recipe By:Minnie K
"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..."


  • 390 g uncooked rotini pasta
  • 2 cucumbers, chopped
  • 0.5 onion, finely chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 105 g pitted black olives, sliced
  • 235 ml Italian-style salad dressing


  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.