If you’re looking for a quick and easy pasta salad recipe featuring fresh veggies and lots of flavor, check out this Zesty Italian Pasta Salad perfect for your next potluck! Easily add or omit ingredients to make it your own and fit your taste.
Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing (or to taste)
1 – 12oz. package tri-color rotini, cooked al dente
2 bell peppers, sliced (or use a handful of mini bell peppers)
1/2 cup red onion, sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
3/4 cup broccoli, chopped
1 – 6oz. can black olives, drained
1/4 lb. Italian salami, sliced
1 packet Italian dressing seasoning mix (click here for homemade version)
Directions: Cook rotini until tender yet firm to bite. Drain and rinse in cool water. Chop veggies and combine all ingredients with Italian salad dressing. Lastly, sprinkle Italian dressing seasoning packet over salad and stir. Chill in fridge before serving. Serves about 12.
Note: Add more salad dressing if desired but do keep in mind that the salad dressing seasoning packet adds a lot of flavor and prevents the pasta from drowning in dressing! Every time I make this salad, it’s a big hit! The longer it sits in the fridge, the better it gets! Yum 🙂
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.