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Veggie Pasta Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Shinee
This easy vegetable pasta salad is loaded with rainbow of vegetables and tossed with simple (yet flavorful) balsamic dressing! Perfect side dish for any bbq meal.
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For salad:

  • 8 oz (225g) farfalle pasta Note 1
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup broccoli florets blanched or steamed Note 2
  • ½ cup peas if frozen, thawed
  • ½ cup corn kernels if frozen, thawed
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1-2 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves

For salad dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon McCormick Tuscan Rosemary & Sun-dried Tomato seasoning or Italian seasoning


  • Pasta: Cook the pasta in salted water al dente per package directions, 11-12 minutes. Drain and cool. Do NOT rinse under cold water.
  • Veggies: Cut bell peppers and celery into small cubes. Roughly chop blanched broccoli. Grate the carrot on a large box grater.
  • Layer the basil leaves, roll into a log, and slice into strips.
  • Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing until well combined.
  • Combine: In a large bowl, toss the vegetables and pasta. And then add the dressing and toss until well combined.
  • Serve at room temperature, or cold. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Note 1: Any dry short pasta will work!
Note 2: You can use frozen broccoli, simply microwave it per package directions. And feel free to use any vegetable combination!
Storing Tip:
Store the salad in the fridge for up to 5 days, in an airtight container.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2613IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg