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    Zesty Cold Pasta Salad

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    20 mins

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    10 mins

    Pril's Note:

    There are many ways to make this however i haven't found one on here. I didn't look too hard but the way I make it is not listed. Feel free to add and remove the veggies you do not like or just use what you have on hand I'm doing the basic structure of how i do this for a cheap quick side dish to any meal. You can buy the suddenly salads and make it too. Please note: 2oz is the average sizes for pasta.. i suggest using your best judgement in how much you want to make I scale it up slightly so I can have left overs with left over chicken added in for a great lunch.

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 8 ounces pasta (any type)
    • 1 medium cucumber
    • 1 large tomato (or cherry tomatoes)
    • 1 medium bell pepper
    • 4 sprigs flat leaf parsley (use the stems too)
    • 1 small onion (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons Italian dressing (i use zesty Italian dressing just ensure it's coated on everything some use olive oil)


    1. 1
      boil water add salt to water if you desire (i also add a bit of oil) add pasta once boiling. cook till pasta is to your liking.
    2. 2
      While the pasta is cooking, Cut up your cucumber, tomatoes, pepper, parsley into bit sized pieces. Place them your dish to mix and serve.
    3. 3
      drain the pasta, and run them over cold water. Drain more.
    4. 4
      Check pasta to ensure it's cold add to bowl adding the Italian dressing mix and serve. (note always better the next day).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 20, 2011


      When making this, I did leave out the onion & used 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered, then followed the recipe the rest of the way & we had a very tasty, refreshing pasta salad! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]

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    Nutritional Facts for Zesty Cold Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (233 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 258.6
    Calories from Fat 28
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 83.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 5.3 g
    Protein 8.6 g

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