Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad
Total TimePrep/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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 149 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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Jun 20, 2019
Easy to make!! Great salad!
May 31, 2019
I've used this basic recipe although I add a peeled, diced cucumber and we do not like Italian dressing (besides most of the premade ones have too much sugar for my DH who is diabetic) so we use my homemade version of Ranch or just plain old vinegar and oil dressing (which has always been my favorite anyway). Sometimes I substitute organic lettuce and leave out the pasta. It all depends on who's going to be eating it and if we're at a picnic or a church potluck. Most people prefer the lettuce, actually. Ah well - diversity!
Feb 3, 2019
I've made a similar version of this salad. I add more crunchy veggies: carrots, red and green peppers, radishes and diced cucumber. Be sure to save some of the dressing till serving. The pasta soaks up the dressing and can be dry otherwise. Sprinkle with grated parmesan.
Jun 14, 2018
I have been making this for years. Excellent salad. The only difference with mine is that I also add feta cheese and about a pound of shrimp steamed with Old Bay seasoning.
Jun 2, 2018
What a tasty and colorful salad. With hot weather here, this salad will be a wonderful addition to our menu!
Jun 2, 2018
This needs 1/2 container of McCormicks Salad Supreme Seasoning. Boom. You’re welcome.
May 20, 2018
We make this for special occasions too only I add cheese, cut up cubes of chicken,and salami plus shrimp. Makes an awesome meal all by itself with hot rolls or bread! Haven't had this lately and now I'm hungry for it!
Jan 1, 2018
Made this for an Italian Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit! Will definitely make again for the family.
Mar 14, 2017
Always a hit! I leave out the broccoli and instead put purple onion and green peas. Will have to take another reader's suggestion and add cheese next time
Mar 13, 2017
For cindeehanson, Yes, Walmart has their own brand, Great Value Italian Salad Dressing. You can buy it in a large 40 ounce bottle, very reasonably priced and I always have a couple of bottles on hand which I also use them for marinade on chicken cutlets sleeping overnight in thefridge before I grill them or pan fry them. This recipe with cubed mozz cheese and provolone cheese is a winner. Just add those cheeses along with the other ingredients and let them sleep overnight in the fridge and your a hit in the kitchen. Bon Appetite