This is the best pasta salad I have had. A friend at work gave me the recipe and I always get compliments whenever I make it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
13 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 38 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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 a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and let cool, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Mix rotini pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, Italian dressing, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Chill until flavors combine, about 1 hour.

  • Toss avocado with lemon juice in a bowl. Mix into the pasta salad before serving.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 9.8g; carbohydrates 46.5g; fat 8g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 466.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2017
I made this when my twin grand daughters were coming over. The girls just loved it they both had seconds. My husband is a regular fan I make it a few times a month. Especially during summer. For variety I change the shape of pasta....always a hit I did add a green zuchinni cut just like I did the cucumbers..perfect crunch! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2017
I made this when my twin grand daughters were coming over. The girls just loved it they both had seconds. My husband is a regular fan I make it a few times a month. Especially during summer. For variety I change the shape of pasta....always a hit I did add a green zuchinni cut just like I did the cucumbers..perfect crunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2017
Made this on Valentines Day for my sweetheart using five color heart shaped pasta. This turned out so good that it will go into my TNT folder. Thank you Steph for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2017
This was a nice light pasta salad. I added shredded romaine and made it with the italian dressing mix recipe off this site as well. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2019
Yummy! Will make it again. Read More
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