Easy Italian Veggie Pasta Salad




Yield 8 servings

This Easy Italian Veggie Pasta Salad is simple to prepare and perfect for Summer! This recipe is easily adaptable and serves a crowd. So it's the perfect side dish for parties, potlucks, and large get togethers!


For the Basil Italian Dressing:


  1. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 to 9 minutes. 
  2. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water until cool. 
  3. Place pasta in a large serving bowl and set aside.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the vegetables and dressing.

For the Red Wine Vinaigrette:

  1. In the body of a food processor or blender, combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, zest, mustard, parsley, sugar, salt, and pepper. Pulse until completely combined. It should be green and smooth. Add dressing to pasta. 
  2. Add vegetables and cheese to the bowl and mix well to combine. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Serve at once, or chill until needed. 

Courses Dinner

Cuisine American

Recipe by Baker by Nature at