Veggie Pasta Salad

Veggie Pasta salad is loaded with color and food that is good for you! Making pasta salad for summer meals is an easy way to have an easy dish packed with nutrition without a lot of fuss.
 
Veggie Pasta salad is loaded with color and food that is good for you! Making pasta salad for summer meals is an easy way to have an easy dish packed with nutrition without a lot of fuss.
 Veggie Pasta salad is loaded with color and food that is good for you! Making pasta salad for summer meals is an easy way to have an easy dish packed with nutrition without a lot of fuss.
 
Veggie Pasta Salad  is not complicated. My only recommendation is that you try to prepare this a day ahead of time and allow the veggie pasta salad to sit in your fridge to marinate overnight. It tastes so much better the next day. Also, of course you can add any veggies you’d like to this. You could also add meat or cheese, if you don’t want just veggies.
 Veggie Pasta salad is loaded with color and food that is good for you! Making pasta salad for summer meals is an easy way to have an easy dish packed with nutrition without a lot of fuss.
 
You can make your veggie pasta salad with the ingredients your family prefers. Here is how I make mine:
 
12 oz of colorful rainbow pasta, cooked and drained
small head of broccoli, steamed
half of a cauliflower head, steamed
2 shredded carrots
half of a seedless cucumber, peeled and diced
1/4 cup of red onion, diced
1/2 cup of olives, cut in half
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup of Olive oil & Vinegar salad dressing (your family’s favorite is best)
1 stalk of green onion, finely sliced (definitely optional)
salt/pepper to taste
pasta salad ingredients
 
Cook the pasta, the cauliflower and the broccoli al dente. You can even leave the broccoli raw, if you prefer it that way. In a large bowl combine all the items above, stir well so everything gets coated with the salad dressing. Add salt if needed.  Let sit in the fridge overnight.
 
Remove from fridge 10 minutes prior to serving. Give it another gentle toss. (add more dressing if too dry)
 
Veggie Pasta salad is loaded with color and food that is good for you! Making pasta salad for summer meals is an easy way to have an easy dish packed with nutrition without a lot of fuss.
 
 
Do you make veggie pasta salad for summer meals?
If you do, I am sure you will want to try this recipe for a delicious summer pasta salad.  
When it’s warm out having a cold lunch or dinner is my kidnd of meal!

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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19 Comments

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    Lindsey L
    July 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    This sounds really good and like it would fit in my diet plan!

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    Lori Pouncey
    July 9, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    This sounds like such a delish, refreshing recipe for the hot summer 🙂 Thank you, I am def putting this one on my summer to do list 🙂

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    Millie
    March 30, 2016 at 10:17 am

    ohh wow this veggie pasta salad looks so good, fresh and yummy! I see this being served often here this summer. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Erin @ Stay At Home Yogi
    March 31, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I absolutely love pasta salad in the summertime! So quick to make and like you said easy to customize! I could eat it every day 🙂

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    Karyl Henry
    April 1, 2016 at 9:30 am

    This salad looks delicious! I’m not an olive fan, but everything else looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at the Pretty Pintastic Party!

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    Amberjane
    April 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    This looks so tasty and great as a side dish or a main – thank you for posting to Pin worthy Wednesday Michele

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    Easy Peasy Life Matters
    April 1, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    This sounds amazing! Just perfect for a picnic! 🙂

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    lynn cockrell
    April 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    This salad looks so delicious! I am sharing on Pinterest and Facebook.

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    Life Loving
    April 3, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    This looks really good. i would never think to combine olives, broccoli and cauliflower, I wouldn’t have imagined the flavour and texture works, but I’ll happily try anything once.

    Sally @ Life Loving
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    Chellie
    April 4, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    This is beautiful! Bring on the backyard bbq!! Thanks for sharing over at FTAF, I hope you’ll join us again next week. (pinned)

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    Michelle James
    April 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    My family loves pasta salad & this is my go to recipe for Summer cook outs! I love your version. Thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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    Dina | Savvyinthekitchen
    April 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    This looks delicious, and your pictures are amazing! Thank you for sharing at Bewitchin Projects:)

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    Design Chic
    April 10, 2016 at 8:44 am

    This looks delicious and so perfect for warmer Spring days! Happy Sunday!

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    dana vento
    May 26, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    So I just found my recipe of the night. Bookmarking this !

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    Amee
    May 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Oh yum! That looks amazing!

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    Rosemarie Grapner
    May 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    We love pasta salad. Just a little to add. I sometimes have extra pasta ( spagetti) or I cook extra. My favorite dressing is Italian. I also love to put chopped-up pepperoni in the salad.

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