The key word in this recipe is ZESTY! Serves well with any kind of meal, or by itself as a salad for lunch. I add cottage cheese on the side of the dish. Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top is a nice addition, as well. Add zesty Italian salad dressing to taste. For large amounts, don't be surprised if you use an entire large bottle!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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. Place pasta in the pot and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water.

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  • In a large bowl, mix cooked, cooled rotini with the carrots, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, green onions, purple onion, broccoli, tomato, and celery. Sprinkle with feta cheese and toss with Italian dressing to serve

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 13.6g 27% DV; carbohydrates 51.5g 17% DV; fat 20.4g 31% DV; cholesterol 18.7mg 6% DV; sodium 971.5mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2005
This recipe was really good but I found it hard to make a smaller amount without creating a lot of waste. I also added an extra handful of feta cheese. All in all it tasted awesome! Lots to everyone to take some home! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2005
This recipe was really good but I found it hard to make a smaller amount without creating a lot of waste. I also added an extra handful of feta cheese. All in all it tasted awesome! Lots to everyone to take some home! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2006
This was an excellent pasta salad. It tasted great and is even better the next day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
Very good. Easy to make and was even better a few days later! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2012
Yum! I skipped the feta and made my own Italian dressing from a mix. Light and tasty summer pasta salad. Thanks:) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2012
The best Rotini salad I added pepperoni to it very easy to make and ZESTY!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
easy and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2020
I doubled the recipe and made a few small changes. Other than that I stuck to the recipe. I omitted the feta cheese used grape tomatoes and only had 1/3 of the celery as that was all I had on hand. It still was a winner and I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2016
I did this but only used bell peppers purple onions minced garlic and rotini pasta. After I added Zesty Italian dressing and Parmesan on top. All the other veggies- my husband isn't fond of so I just took them out. It came out really good:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2016
Tastes great! Make the night before for more flavour!:) Read More