Aug 9, 2013

Tri Color (Rotini) Pasta Salad

Tri Color Rotini Pasta Salad
Pasta Salad has been on my list of recipes to try from long time. Finally Last week I remembered to buy some pasta to make this Pasta Salad. There are several variations to make Pasta Salad. One can try the Pasta Salad with varieties of pasta like Penne, Rotini, White or Wheat or Tri- Color. Today I have decided to make Tri-Color Pasta Salad to make it colorful for my kids. The basic concept in making pasta salad is mix fresh tender veggies with soft cooked pasta, top with creamy dressing and let it chill overnight.  This is a good item for any Potluck or Picnic Menu and perfect for Lunch Box esp in this hot summer. I have served this to Kids along with Chicken Nuggets and Kiddos fully enjoyed this special meal for their supper. Why late, Go on and impress your Kiddos too...Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Pasta - 1 bag ( I have used Tri Color Rotini)

Carrot - 1
Black Olives - 1 small can
Corn - 1/3 cup
Red Bell Pepper - 1 medium

Olive Oil - 1 Tbsp
Fresh Basil - 6 leaves ( or Dry Basil 1 tsp)
Minced Garlic - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1/2 tsp

Italian Dressing or Ranch - 1/3 cup


  1. Cook Pasta according to package directions. Drain it and run under cold water to get the pasta separate from each other. 
  2. Chop Carrot into thin slices and chop Red Bell Pepper into small pieces. Remove Black Olives from can and run them under water to clean them. Thaw or microwave frozen corn for 1 min. 
  3. Heat olive oil in non-stick pan and add minced garlic and chopped fresh basil (or dry basil). Add chopped veggies to the pan and switch off the stove. mix veggies with garlic and basil infused olive oil. 
  4. Take a wide bowl and add cooled pasta. Add Veggies along with Herbs to the bowl. Mix gently so the pasta and veggies are mixed together evenly. Top with Italian Dressing or Ranch Dressing and mix well along with Pasta and Veggies. 
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in the Fridge overnight. Before serving, add some more dressing ( as needed) and top with Parmesan Cheese for extra cheesy Italian twist to this Pasta Salad.

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