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    51 mins

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    11 mins

    Loves2Teach's Note:

    Great Pasta salad for summer. Very easy and inexpensive.

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    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to directions, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. 2
      While pasta is cooking, chop tomato, peppers and onion into very small pieces. Add olives and mix.
    3. 3
      Drain Rotini; rinse with cold water for about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Mix pasta with tomato, peppers, onion and olives.
    5. 5
      Refrigerate for about 1/2 an hour.
    6. 6
      Add salad dressing; mix well.
    7. 7
      Add Parmesan cheese; mix well.
    8. 8
      Serve immediately.
    9. 9
      If you have left overs, you will have to "re-wet" salad by adding a little more salad dressing the next day, especially if you substitute the dressing with a fat-free dressing.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 09, 2002


      This was a great salad! I couldn't find any decent tomatoes, so I stuck w/the red and green bell peppers, and a red onion...also added chunks of cucumber, and whole olives since I wasn't sure if everyone liked olives (easier to pick out than sliced). I couldn't find the sun dried tomato dressing, so I used a reduced calorie Italian dressing. Thanks!

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    • on April 23, 2003


      When I read this had sun-dried tomato salad dressing in it I knew I had to try it, because thats one of my favorite dressings. It was a wonderful tasting full of flavor salad! I did add a little feta cheese to it, but kept everything else the same. Thanks Bethany.

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    • on July 05, 2001


      Wonderful! Much better than the same old Pasta Salad. So simple too! Perfect with any BBQ food.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (100 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 186.7
    Calories from Fat 27
    Total Fat 3.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 3.6 mg
    Sodium 147.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 3.1 g
    Protein 7.2 g

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    Kraft sun-dried tomato salad dressing

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