For the pasta salad
- 8oz Fusilli pasta
- 4oz mini mozzarella balls Mozzarellahalved
- 1/2 cup Oliveskalamata or other kind
- 1 Cucumbercut into quarters lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 8oz Cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 Red onion
- 1/4 cup Parsleyroughly chopped
For the dressing
- 1/2 cup Olive oil
- 1 clove Garlic
- 1/4 cup Red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Dried Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
Easy Pasta Salad
Everyone needs a quick and simple recipe for pasta salad – and this Easy Pasta Salad is mine! It’s loaded with delicious mix-ins and coated in a yummy dressing.
I’m a firm believer in more is more when adding those extra ingredients to pasta salad. Salami, mozzarella, olives – every mouthful is packed full of different flavors and surprises and the simple Italian dressing is what brings it all together. This keeps very well in the fridge so you can make a big batch to last you all week.
So, how to cook Easy Pasta Salad?
Steps to make Easy Pasta Salad
Make the dressing
Soften the red onion
Stir the chopped onion into the dressing leave to one side to soften.
Cook the pasta
Cool the pasta
While the pasta is cooking, add plenty of ice and water to a large bowl. When the pasta is cooked, drain it in a colander and run under cold water, before quickly tipping into the ice bath.
Combine the salad ingredients
Serving Easy Pasta Salad