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Rainbow Pasta Salad II

Rainbow Pasta Salad II


"This is a really quick and easy pasta salad. Great for picnics and BBQ's."
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1 h 25 m servings 387 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 924 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, cooled pasta and Italian dressing. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 1 hour.

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Once again, a great "basic" recipe with plenty of opportunity for variation. My tips for a gorgeous and delicious salad: 1) don't overcook the pasta. your salad will turn to into a broken mushy ...

Most helpful critical review

Okay, not outstanding. I even splurged and used Olive Garden's dressing, but it was just kind of so-so. I guess I'm doomed to just making okay pasta salad.

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Once again, a great "basic" recipe with plenty of opportunity for variation. My tips for a gorgeous and delicious salad: 1) don't overcook the pasta. your salad will turn to into a broken mushy ...

I loved this recipe!! I added a small can of black olives and a chopped green pepper. I also put in creamy italian dressing,this being so rich I only needed about 1/3 of the bottle. Will be maki...

I wanted a basic pasta salad recipe to keep on hand just in case... this was the one! Very easy and straightforward. Love the red onions. I used fat free Italian dressing and found the taste was...

Good base recipe - but I always add more veggies: shredded carrot, thawed frozen baby peas, chopped zucchini & chopped broccoli.

Alot like a recipe I have used for years. I like to use Robusto! Zesty Italian or if some are being weight-conscientious, Zesty FREE Italian is awesome also! Canned, diced tomatoes work good i...

This recipe is the best! I do a couple things differently. I don't like onions so I leave the onions out, I use a zesty Italian dressing, and for an added kick I add Johnny's Salad Elegance Se...

Great party dish! Easy to prepare and makes A LOT! I added pepperoni just because we all are big meat eaters. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

I used plain fusilli pasta in this recipe, as that was all I had. I used Newman's italian and added just a little pepper and basil. This would be even better with a little parmesan on top when s...

Although the chopping of the vegetables can be a tad time consuming, I was able to finish at the same time the noodles were done cooking. I find that most pasta salads are not kid friendly and ...

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