Easy Cold Pasta Salad

Easy Cold Pasta Salad

Salad Pasta Salad Rotini Pasta Salad

Great for brunch, luncheons, or whatever. Easy and quick to make. I find that this salad is always popular at get-togethers and usually disappears rather quickly...

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 297
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 2h 30m


  • 14 ounces uncooked rotini pasta
  • 2 cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced
  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing


  • 1   Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool by running cold water over the pasta in a colander set in the sink.
  • 2   Combine cooked and cooled pasta with the cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl. Pour the Italian dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 10.6g 16%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 608mg 24%
Potassium 255mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 43.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Protein 7.2g 14%
Sugars 5g  
Vitamin A 249IU  
Vitamin C 6mg  
Calcium 35mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 5mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 37mg  
Folate 124mcg