Pasta Salad in a Jar

Pasta Salad in a Jar
Staff Writer
Jamielyn Nye

This is an incredibly easy pasta salad recipe, using a few key vegetables and premade Italian dressing to put it together. Even better, it's prepared in individual jars to make it easy to serve guests. 

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8
Servings
327
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  boxes rotini noodles
  • One  24-fluid ounce bottle Italian dressing
  • red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2  Cups  cherry tomatoes, halved
  • green bell pepper, sliced
  • yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 2  Cups  chickpeas
  • red onion, sliced
  • 1  Cup  chopped olives (optional)

Directions

Cook the noodles according to package. Drain and rinse under cold water. Toss the cooked pasta with the vegetables in a large bowl.

Pour the Italian dressing over the top and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve in individual jars if you wish. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
88mg
13%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
438mg
29%
Water
51g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pasta Salad Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Salad Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.