This simple and delicious summer vegetable pasta salad is full of flavor, packed with vibrant farmer's market veggies and just the right amount of crunch.
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Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

This simple and delicious Pasta Salad is full of flavor, packed with summer veggies and just the right amount of crunch. Guaranteed to be a hit at your summer BBQs!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Amanda Formaro

Ingredients

Pasta Salad

  • 1/2 lb of mini farfalle or your choice of pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2 medium red bell peppers chopped
  • 2 medium cucumbers cut into rounds, then sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cups sungold or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3.5 oz feta crumbled
  • handful of basil chiffonade

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Dressing

  • Combine all dressing ingredients in jar and shake vigorously. Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Set aside.

Pasta Salad

  • Cook your Mini Farfalle according to package directions to al dente
  • While your pasta is cooking, chop peppers, cucumbers, red onion, and tomatoes.*
  • Combine chopped onions with a couple tablespoons of the dressing. The vinegar in the dressing takes a bit of the "bite" out of the onions.
  • Cut your basil chiffonade.
  • Drain pasta and rinse with cold water to cool.
  • Mix pasta with chopped vegetables, basil chiffonade, and crumbled feta.
  • Pour dressing over the top and mix. Don't add all of the dressing at once...dress the salad to your taste.**

Notes

If making salad a day ahead of time, I'd recommend chopping your tomatoes on the day you plan to serve it and adding them to the salad then.
*I usually have a little bit of salad dressing that I can then use to dress salad greens on another day.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 49.6mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.1mg