Heather's Pasta Salad

Heather's Pasta Salad

Ready in 45 minutes

Lightly flavored and lightly oiled, this pasta salad has all kinds of vegetables and is a meal of its own. If you've found that deli pasta salads are just far too oily, give this a try. Can keep for up to a week in the fridge.

"This is a great warm weather salad that is easy to make and delicious. I used a marinated kalamata olive medley as well as fresh cucumber, basil and peppers from our garden. (I only used 1/2 of a green and 1/2 of a yellow as we aren't huge fans of an overwhelming bell pepper taste). We also used mozzarella pearls which were easy to fold in. Once the salad was chilled and ready to serve, I added a little fresh grated parmesan cheese for added flavor. Amazing!"

- HeffeLump08

Top-ranked recipe named "Heather's Pasta Salad"

4.5 avg, 24 review(s) 72% would make again


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6 tablespoon Basil; diced
3 cloves Garlic
pepper; Freshly ground, to taste
Salt; to taste
4 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 package Rotini (Tri-color); small box
1 package Buffalo Mozzerella; freshly packed in water
1 can Button mushrooms; drained
1 whole Red bell pepper; diced
1 whole Yellow bell pepper; diced
1 whole Green bell pepper; diced
1 can Olives (black or green); sliced
1 whole Cucumber; peeled, seeded and diced

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



Bring large stockpot of water to a rolling boil. Boil rotini until just cooked, approximately 10 minutes. Drain and wash with cold water. (If not fully cooked yet, wash with warm water to allow pasta to continue to cook.)

Prepare dressing. It''s a very simple olive oil combination with pressed garlic, with salt and pepper to taste.

In a large bowl, dump drained rotini. Add all other ingredients, and toss with dressing. Serve room temperature.


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photo by HeffeLump08 HeffeLump08

Fun Sunday night dinner date! We added three strips of crispy bacon to ours, yummy!!! photo by Slclayolemiss Slclayolemiss

photo by EriqAyz EriqAyz

photo by stevemur stevemur

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I wouldn't consider this anything special. It was good, but not anything to write home about.
Dkrelleum 7 months ago
Used Feta cheese instead. A very tasty lunch. A definite hit. Will use again
sushila 8 months ago
Ppfooie 8 months ago
A great recipe with all fresh ingredients. Nothing better. Will eat out of the bowl all week.
bonedi39 10 months ago
vieem 11 month ago
acecooks 1 year ago
Beautiful! Best pasta salad! Made a huge bowl of it and it didn't last long!
Roxie208 1 year ago
Great Pasta Salad You Gotta Have It!
Kristina28 1 year ago
Made this for a party and everyone loved it!
lesliem513 1 year ago
Sommerof85 1 year ago
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