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Summer Pasta Salad Recipe

Delicious and easy Summer Pasta Salad is packed with all the best summer vegetables! It's fresh and coated with a simple dressing, making a tasty side dish.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 290kcal


  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 yellow squash cut in half lengthwise then sliced
  • 1 zucchini cut in half lengthwise then sliced
  • 1 large head of broccoli cut into florets
  • 1/2 medium red onion diced or sliced
  • 2/3 cup red bell peppers or roasted red peppers diced
  • 1 (2.25 oz) can sliced black olives
  • 2/3 cup Italian dressing I used Newman's Own
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp freshly minced parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Place a large pot of water over high heat, bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package's directions. Drain and set aide.
  • Meanwhile, prep the veggies, then in a medium bowl, whisk together the dressing, parmesan, parsley, garlic powder, paprika, salt and black pepper.
  • In the large pot, combine the pasta, veggies, and dressing. Stir until combined. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


-Feel free to add chopped avocado- just do it right before you plan on serving it!


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg