easy italian pasta salad.

this is something you can throw together in a matter of 15 minutes and take to a party. super simple and delicious!




  • 2 cans black olives
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled & diced
  • about 20 grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 zucchini, sliced into half moons
  • 1 large yellow squash, sliced into halfl moons
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 24 ounces of pasta (i used tricolor)
  • 1 bottle of your favorite italian dressing (creamy style is best!)
  • 1-2 cups grated parmesan cheese


first i combined black olives, grape tomatoes and diced cucumber.


next i blanched some carrots, zucchini and yellow squash.


meanwhile, i had some tricolor pasta boiling.  i drained the pasta and cooled it off with some cold water.


then i mixed it all together with some italian dressing that was bottled locally at granato’s, a delicious deli here in town.

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and last, but certainly not least.. i added copious amounts of parmigiano-reggiano cheese!


marshall ended up eating a few bowlfuls of this before we even left to the party! it was definitely a winner of a pasta salad.



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Cameron January 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Do you know how many calories are in this recipe?


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