Easy Summer Pasta Salad

This Summer Pasta Salad has been our go-to recipe this grilling season. It makes for a great side dish or just add grilled chicken for a complete meal! It would also be a great side dish to bring to a barbecue or potluck. And I actually measured the ingredients this time so that I could share the recipe since I normally just add until it tastes right. If you think this recipe makes too much, you can definitely halve the ingredients for a smaller batch, but we love this pasta salad so much that just two of us finish it in less than four days!⁣

Easy Summer Pasta Salad with grilled chicken

Just add your favorite protein for a complete and balanced meal. This Pasta salad made the perfect side for any potluck, barbecue, or cookout, but its perfect as a full meal at home if you just add your favorite protein.

Pictured here with a high protein veggie burger and extra cucumbers on the side

Easy Summer Pasta Salad Recipe⁣

• 1 box Tricolor Rotini Pasta (or your favorite rotini variety), cooked according to package⁣
• 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, quartered⁣
• 1 large Cucumber, sliced into rounds then cut in thirds⁣
• 4 Light String Cheese Sticks, cut into slices⁣

• 3/4 cup Italian Dressing⁣
• 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil⁣
• 2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar⁣
• 1.5 Tbsp Minced Onion⁣
• 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder⁣
• 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano⁣
• Salt and Pepper to taste⁣

1. Cook pasta, drain, and rinse with cold water.⁣
2. Cut vegetables and cheese. ⁣
3. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. ✨Pro tip: Use a bowl or storage container that is large enough to hold all ingredients so you don’t have extra dishes!⁣
4. Mix pasta, vegetables, and cheese into the dressing mixture. Stir to coat.⁣
5. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but 6 hours is recommended

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