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Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing Recipe

Are you looking for something amazing to bring to a barbecue, neighborhood gathering, or potluck? Look no further! This Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing Recipe is easy to throw together, and is always one of the first things to disappear when it shows up at parties.

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

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Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing Recipe

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

HELLO summer. I love you. And I love this Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing Recipe. Pasta salad is kinda my thing right now, as you can probably tell. I have been posting a lot of them, and for good reason! They are awesome, versatile, and easy to throw together for  you summer bbq’s, potlucks, and get-togethers.

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

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Yield: 12 servings

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

Our zesty italian pasta salad is a wonderful addition to any barbecue, potluck, family gathering, or as a side dish to almost any summer meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound pasta, your choice
  • 2-3 cups vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, and tomatoes - chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 cup sliced olives, I used black olives, but sliced kalamatas are good in this too!
  • 1/2 bottle Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1-2 tablespoons dry Zesty Italian dressing seasoning mix


  1. Boil the pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water when cooked.
  2. Add the vegetables to the salad. For extra flavor, marinate the veggies in the dressing for 3-4 hours prior to putting the salad together. This is totally optional though!
  3. Mix in half of the Zesty Italian Dressing. Reserve the other half and the dry seasoning mix for immediately before serving the salad, and then mix in.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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