Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad Recipe
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Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad Recipe

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Tackle gatherings to go with a bright pasta salad. This tricolor toss-up with broccoli, tomatoes, olives and a hardworking dressing is the easiest one you could take. —Amanda Cable, Boxford, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups Italian salad dressing with roasted red pepper and Parmesan

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 149 calories, 4g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, olives, salt and pepper. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 14 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p38

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Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"Very good!"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"This is the best salad for home or to take anywhere. You can add any vegetables you like...fresh sweet peppers, onion, mushrooms, asparagus, chopped carrots...and the bowl always ends up cleaned of the last bit. Even if you keep it a day or so, the flavors are even better. I especially like Feta or Parmesan cheeses."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"Easy, healthy and oh so good!"

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"I have made many versions of this recipe, and I have found that adding some FETA CHEESE is a wonderful addition to this dish. Also I tend to add Green and Red Bell Peppers since my kids like them so much."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"A summer favorite. I add a green, a red, an yellow and an orange sweet pepper."

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