Vegetable Pasta Salad

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Vegetable Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish to bring to your next family gathering. It’s a healthy and delicious alternative to a traditional macaroni salad. This easy-to-make recipe is packed with flavor and nutrition and will be the star of any summer barbecue. Learn how to create a filling and flavorful veggie pasta salad full of colorful vegetables and herbs, and topped with a simple homemade dressing. With this delicious and healthy dish, you’ll have all your guests asking for seconds.

Tri-color Pasta Salad

Vegetable Pasta Salad

Recently, I took a little mini-vacation from blogging……….er, ok, who am I kidding? I was just lazy and wanted to catch up on a few episodes of Parenthood that had stacked up on the DVR! I can’t help myself, I love this dysfunctional family. Do you watch Parenthood? They are the modern-day Walton’s.

I’ll have to admit, I love to watch TV. Before I started blogging, if I was home the TV would be on even if I wasn’t watching anything. I guess it was just the noise; it kept me company. Nowadays, I don’t even turn the TV on most days. I do record a couple of shows and watch them when it rains, and I run on the treadmill.

So, my mini vacation consisted of eating the peanuts out of snack mix and Vegetable Pasta Salad, drinking diet Mountain Dew, and watching the three generations of the imperfect Braverman’s fails and triumphs!

It was good; a much-needed break. But let’s get back to work and this delicious vegetable pasta salad!

I love this salad because

It’s quick and easy to make

It’s tasty, and

I can make it beforehand and refrigerate it.

You will love this salad for all the same reasons!

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Tri-color Pasta Salad

Pasta Vegetable Salad

Pasta Vegetable Salad is a quick, easy and economical pasta salad recipe. It’s perfect as a side with those grilld meats as well as a tasty potluck recipe!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 6 ounce tricolor pasta uncooked (It doesn’t HAVE to be tricolor, use what you have!)
  • 2 cups carrots cut into strips
  • 1 3.8 oz can sliced black olives
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 cup zucchini cut into slices
  • 2 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 0.6 oz envelope Italian-style salad dressing mix
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain.
  • Combine pasta, olives, onions, zucchini and tomatoes.
  • Prepare dressing mix according to package directions. Stir in oregano. Pour over pasta mixture, stir. Cover and chill 4 to 6 hours before serving.


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Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 11520IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
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