Easy Italian Pasta Salad is the number one dish that I make for a potluck or church events. I keep nearly everything I need on hand to make it so I can make it on a whim or to give away.
Recently my husband brought home a large bag of cherry tomatoes from work. As I racked my brain as to how I should use them I realized I could just whip up a big bowl of the pasta salad. I only needed a cucumber so I sent hubby to the store to pick one up.
I grabbed a box of multi colored rotini and a small can of sliced olives that I got cheaper through Ibotta . I grabbed 8 individually wrapped string cheese snacks, a bottle of Italian Dressing and went to work. You want to cook the noodles just Al dente, to avoid mushy noodles. Also you’ll need to cool the noodles down (rinse with cold water, refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes). Then you add the rest of your ingredients. Stir in the Italian dressing, refrigerate for a few hours..and viola…you have a simple, delicious pasta salad!
This recipe is very flexible thus feel free to add what your family prefers and omit other ingredients if needed. That’s what is nice about it being a simple recipe. You want this low maintenance and something that makes everyone happy to see!