Mom's Perfect Pasta Salad
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Serves: 14 servings (~1 cup each)
  • 12 oz whole wheat rotini
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 (14 oz) can quartered artichoke hearts in water, drained
  • 1 (10 oz) jar green olives with pimento, drained
  • 1 (6 oz dry weight) can large, pitted black olives, drained
  • 3 oz turkey pepperoni, halved
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz Colby cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¾ cup Italian salad dressing
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add pasta and cook 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and run cold water over pasta; drain well.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, top with the pasta and Italian dressing; toss well and refrigerate. Re-toss before serving.
Great additions to this: diced onion, bell pepper, and pepperoncinis
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ~1 cup Calories: 224 Fat: 10.2 Carbohydrates: 22.0 Sugar: 3.2 Sodium: 480 Fiber: 2.6 Protein: 11.1 Cholesterol: 24
Recipe by Prevention RD at