Pasta Salad in a Jar

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Pasta Salad in a Jar
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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Ready in
30 m
8
Servings
719
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 boxes rotini noodles
  • One 24-fluid ounce bottle Italian dressing
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 Cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 Cups chickpeas
  • 1 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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
48%
Sugar
17g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
113mg
38%
Protein
21g
41%
Carbs
92g
31%
Vitamin A
61µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.1%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
31.3%
Vitamin C
82mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
59µg
74%
Calcium
70mg
7%
Fiber
10g
39%
Folate (food)
321µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
538µg
100%
Folic acid
128µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
31%
Magnesium
92mg
23%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
34%
Phosphorus
315mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
14g
N/A
Potassium
789mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
25.4%
Sodium
56mg
2%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
68%
Zinc
3mg
19%

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