Balsamic Pasta Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by The Esquire

A quick, light and flavorful side dish for any cookout or summer meal.

Top Review by Lynn H.

I am a terrible cook and this turned out amazing!!! Everyone loved it. It was so flavorful, and it was even more delicious the next day. The next time I make it, I'm going to omit the pasta and I am going to add zucchini, squash, cucumbers, peppers and sundried tomatoes. Thank you for this great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk first 6 ingredients together to prepare the dressing mix, set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta of your choice.
  3. While pasta is cooking, chop broccoli and blanch for 2 minutes.
  4. Combine cooked pasta, blanched broccoli, chopped red pepper and sliced green onion.
  5. Pour dressing mix on top of pasta mixture; toss to coat.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.
  7. **Note: Preparation can be accomplished while pasta is cooking, making this a very quick dish**.

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