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Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

Melissa Marsh of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania shares this colorful pasta salad with fresh veggies in a pleasant balsamic vinegar dressing. Fix a batch ahead of time for sensational meatless meals all week.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 3 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 cup each chopped celery, sweet red pepper, zucchini and carrots
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the vegetables, vinegar, basil, oil, sugar, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into vegetable mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 108 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 92733
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"My family really enjoyed this pasta. Will be making this again for sure. Good for a hot day very refreshing. doubled the dressing."

ilovethemountains User ID: 5597023 143640
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"I made this for my family and a friend on the 4th of July, and we really enjoyed it! It is very flavorful, and I love the veggies in it. I added carrots, and left out the onions and garlic, but I'm going to make it again today and use all the ingredients. :)"

ConnieK User ID: 282614 65225
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"Great pasta salad!!! easy to make and makes a nice amount. (grilled leftover veggies to put on other salads). I'll be making this salad often this summer and will be taking this to my next pot luck."

Rnin1998 User ID: 6937911 143413
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"What a wonderful pasta salad. I doubled the recipe for a party and it was an amazing hit. I also used all the veggies from our local farmers market to get the freshest organic ones. Will be making this one again!!"

hollykillz User ID: 6065448 160027
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"i loved it, me & my sister are vegans so we didn't add the cheese and we just used 1/2 tbsp of agave instead of sugar. And cucumber instead of zuchinni because we were out. But totally delish. Looks like a good before a run meal."

km25lis User ID: 1478291 65222
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"I took this to work for a lunch buffet and everyone loved it! I would definitely make it again!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 208195
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"Yummy! A great way to get my husband to gobble up some vegetables!

~ Theresa"

Veggiequeen User ID: 2048627 88306
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"Made this for a picnic last Sunday...delicious! Even my eight-year-old grandniece went back for seconds."

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