Tricolor Pasta Salad Recipe

Tricolor Pasta Salad Recipe
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

This tricolored pasta salad is perfect for any occasion. 

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6
Servings
21
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce package tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 16-ounce package frozen vegetables
  • 1 2 1/4-ounce can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 1/3 Cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, optional

Directions

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place vegetables in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave at 50 percent power for 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 minutes or until thawed; drain. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. In a bowl, combine the pasta, vegetables and olives.

Combine salad dressing and garlic salt if desired; pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. 

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
4g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
48mg
7%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
501mg
33%
Water
38g
1%

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.