Pasta Salad Recipe

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Pasta Salad Recipe

 Summertime is quickly approaching and what says summer better than picnic type food?!  Pasta Salad is a great dish to bring to a cookout (especially because it is mayonnaise free!) or even just make for a quick lunch!  I feel there is no right or wrong way to make this particular dish.  I also don’t think I’ve ever made it the same way twice! I decided to keep it simple this time so that everyone eating it would like it.

I rarely measure or use proper size etiquette when cooking.  I don’t do much baking, but I know you have to measure accurately for that.  Anyway, this time around I decided to use carrots, cucumber, sharp cheese, ham AND pepperoni per my husband’s request.  Then of course I used the rotini primavera tri-colored noodles and Robusto Italian dressing (any brand will do).

All I did was dice up 1 large cucumber, shred a couple of carrots, cube the ham and cheese and cut up the pepperoni.  I did all of that while the noodles were boiling.  Once the noodles were done, I put them into a colander and ran cold water over them to slow/stop the cooking process.  I had pulled them a little early so they’d remain al dente. (with a bite to them).

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Once the pasta was cool enough to combine with the ingredients, I did just that.  Then I poured the Italian dressing over the entire mixture and stirred thoroughly.  All I did after that was stick the large bowl in the fridge and impatiently wait to devour a delicious bowl!!

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Be sure to share this with your friends…the recipe and the actual dish 😉  Enjoy!


  1. YAY! Your very first post over here! This recipe sounds really good and I’m for sure going to be making it this week. It’s too hot to spend a bunch of time cooking in the kitchen!

    Cheers to many more great posts over here! 🙂
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  2. Yeah for the new site it looks great and so do this pasta salad.
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  3. I love the new site, Jenn – it looks great! Oh, and this recipe? I’m going to put it on my menu plan for next month.
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    • Thanks Sherry! 🙂 It’s quick and easy – and really good. Plus, the kids had fun helping put the ingredients in the bowl.

  4. Love your new site and I’m always trying new Pasta salad recipes, so I’ll add yours to my list.
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  5. Love the look of your site! 🙂 And I look forward to great things! <3

  6. There’s nothing better than pasta salad in the Summer!!
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  7. shannon

    My daughter loves pasta salad. I will have to try making this recipe.Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love the idea of using ham makes it more of a meal
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