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Perfect Pasta Salad {plus tips I've learned}

This pasta salad is the perfect side or light meal. Great for parties, cookouts, and more.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Author Kim Morris


  • 8 oz dry pasta will yield about 4 cups when cooked
  • 4 cups desired vegetables/add-ins such as cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, fresh herbs, cheese
  • 1 cup dressing such as House Italian, Oil & Vinegar, etc.
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to directions on package for al dente. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  • Place drained pasta in a large bowl, adding vegetables and desired add-ins.
  • Add dressing, salt, pepper and stir to combine.
  • Place in fridge to chill or serve immediately.