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Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

 Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad
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
14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


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