Italian Pasta Salad

First thing that comes to mind when you hear BBQ other than the meats…We were invited to summer block party and was asked to bring a dish to share with everyone.  The first thing that came to my mind was Pasta Salad which is quick, easy and enjoyed by everyone.



  • 4 cups rotini boiled (I used tri color one)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets (you can more if you like)
  • 1 small can of black olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onions, lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup House Italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halves ( I didn’t use it, optional)


Boil the pasta as per the directions on the pasta carton.  Drain it and run it under the cold water for a few secs.

Mix all the ingredients other than the dressing in a bog mixing bowl.


Now add the dressing and mix  it with a light hand.  Put it the fridge for a couple of hours.


Serve chilled as a side dish.


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Happy Cooking!!!


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