Loaded Vegetable Pasta Salad

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I love pasta salad, and we like a lot of vegetables in ours so this is definitely a meal in itself! Tri-color rotini adds extra nutrition and color but feel free to use any pasta you like! Also, make sure you lightly steam the broccoli and cauliflower, you want them to still be slightly crunchy.


  • 16 oz Tri-color Rotini (or pasta of choice)
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • Heaping 1/3 cup diced Red onion
  • 3 Green onions, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow Squash, sliced thinly into rounds then cut in half
  • ¾ cup Corn kernels
  • 1 heaping cup Cauliflower florets, lightly steamed
  • 1 heaping cup Broccoli florets, lightly steamed
  • 2/3 cup Black olives, sliced in half
  • 3 marinated Artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 2 sweet Peppers, sliced thinly (optional)
  • 2 medium Carrots, peeled and diced (optional)




Step 1

Cook pasta according to the directions on the package, drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Pour dressing over the pasta while still warm and mix well. Add all remaining ingredients, mix, and you have a beautiful, delicious pasta salad!

Roxane is a culinary school graduate, professional pastry chef and devoted mama of an adorable toddler - She loves cooking and baking tasty, healthy plant-based food that is kind to our bodies, the earth and the animals! She also runs her own website, Roxane's Natural Kitchen

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by kelly on April 14, 2013

    This recipe is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I customized it to fit what my family likes, so i left some things out and added others in. I love corn kernels in it. I wouldn’t have thought of doing that on my own. I doubled the recipe so we would have something healthy to snack on in the fridge for the next few days. I just made it tonight and have already had 2 bowls of it! It’s really tasty. I added a little lemon juice in mine which seemed to give it a nice kick. Also, I forgot to steam the broccoli, but I liked it just fine raw. Thanks again for sharing! Keep these awesome recipes coming!

    • posted by Roxane McNulty on April 15, 2013

      Glad you enjoyed it! I too love having meals like this around for snacking, makes it easier to snack on healthy foods!