Italian Broccoli and Pasta Salad Recipe

This Italian Broccoli and Pasta Salad Recipe is to die for!  It is simple too which makes it even better!  I love to make it for parties and picnics.  It is filling so it could be used as a main dish or a side. It is the best cold pasta salad recipe I have ever made.

Are you looking for an Italian Broccoli and Pasta Salad Recipe? This one is fast and easy with fresh ingredients that taste so good!

Italian Broccoli and Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients –

16 oz tricolor rotini pasta
One head of broccoli, cut into smaller pieces
One large tomato diced
1/2 jar of olives, sliced
Two medium-sized cucumbers, peeled and diced
(2) 16 oz bottles of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing
salt & pepper to taste

This Italian Broccoli and Pasta Salad Recipe is a great recipe for BBQ's and fast lunches!
 

Directions –

#1. Cook the pasta according to package directions (about 9-11 minutes), drain and rinse the pasta under cold water. Let the pasta sit and cool while you are preparing the veggies.

To prepare your vegetables just cut them up into small pieces your desired size.  Some people like them smaller and others larger so much chop them to your taste and style and they will still be fine.  I suggest the broccoli be cut up into bite size pieces and left as whole as possible just for looks.

#2. Once the pasta has completely cooled to room temperature, place in a large bowl. Add in the veggies and carefully mix.

Are you looking for an Italian Broccoli and Pasta Salad Recipe? This one is fast and easy with fresh ingredients that taste so good!

#3. Add in one 16 oz bottle of the Zesty Italian dressing and continue to stir gently until all the pasta and veggies are coated.
#4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
#5. Cover and place in the fridge for a few hours to chill. Add extra dressing if needed.

Printable directions –

Italian Broccoli and Pasta Salad Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 16 oz tricolor rotini pasta
  • One head of broccoli, cut into smaller pieces
  • One large tomato diced
  • ½ jar of olives, sliced
  • Two medium-sized cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • (2) 16 oz bottles of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing
  • salt & pepper to taste
Directions
  1. #1. Cook the pasta according to package directions (about 9-11 minutes), drain and rinse the pasta under cold water. Let the pasta sit and cool while you are preparing the veggies.
  2. To prepare your vegetables just cut them up into small pieces your desired size. Some people like them smaller and others larger so much chop them to your taste and style and they will still be fine. I suggest the broccoli be cut up into bite size pieces and left as whole as possible just for looks.
  3. #2. Once the pasta has completely cooled to room temperature, place in a large bowl. Add in the veggies and carefully mix.
  4. #3. Add in one 16 oz bottle of the Zesty Italian dressing and continue to stir gently until all the pasta and veggies are coated.
  5. #4. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  6. #5. Cover and place in the fridge for a few hours to chill. Add extra dressing if needed.
Use this as a side and combine it with these shish kabobs on the grill for a hot night meal or just have it as a side for a roast!  You can also add some chicken to it and have it as a main dish for lunch!
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