Rating: 4.33 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This colorful Firecracker Pasta Salad is packed with eye-pleasing colors and is perfectly simple to make.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Pour into large bowl; cool. Whisk in vinegar.

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  • Add prepared pasta, tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, olives, Parmesan cheese and Romano cheese; toss well to coat. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

653 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 66.9g; fat 31.7g; cholesterol 63.4mg; sodium 902.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2015
Just made salad this evening and it was great!! Easy fast any a great flavor. Used green Italian olives chopped up and added some chopped fresh basil and red wine vinegar. Will be a summer favorite for grilling out. Could easily be dinner with some crusty bread!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2017
Not bad, not great... kind of plain. The broccoli is a bit too much texture in my opinion. Needs more of a sauce. Read More
(1)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2015
Just made salad this evening and it was great!! Easy fast any a great flavor. Used green Italian olives chopped up and added some chopped fresh basil and red wine vinegar. Will be a summer favorite for grilling out. Could easily be dinner with some crusty bread!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
Very good! I used spinach tortellini, grape size tomatoes, a red pepper and Kalamata olives. It's delicious. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2017
Not bad, not great... kind of plain. The broccoli is a bit too much texture in my opinion. Needs more of a sauce. Read More
(1)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2018
BIG CROWD PLEASER!! I ADDED SOME CHUNKS OF FRESH MOZZERALLA ! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2021
Better after I jazzed it up with fresh basil, tomato /basil feta and sea salt Read More