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Quick & Easy Italian Pasta Salad | Pasta Salad Recipes | Pasta Salad | Italian Pasta Salad | Easy Italian pasta salad will be the star of all your summer picnics and BBQ's! Takes just minutes to make and can be eaten right away or refrigerated. Tender rotini pasta, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, black olives, and feta cheese covered in Italian dressing. So quick, easy, and delicious! #pastasalads #easyrecipes

Quick & Easy Italian Pasta Salad {w/ feta cheese and vegetables}

Easy Italian pasta salad will be the star of all your summer picnics and BBQ's! Takes just minutes to make and can be eaten right away or refrigerated. Tender rotini pasta, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, black olives, and feta cheese covered in Italian dressing. So quick, easy, and delicious! 

Keyword Italian pasta salad, pasta salad, side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 side dish servings
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

  • 1 box (12 oz) tricolor rotini pasta
  • 1 cucumber, chopped (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomates
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 can (2.25 oz) sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 - 1 cup Italian salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to box instructions. Remember to salt your pasta water with 1-2 teaspoons of salt. When pasta is done, drain it and run cold water over it so the noodles can cool. 

  2. Combine the cooked and cooled pasta, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and red onion. Pour Italian dressing over it and stir together. 

  3. Can be eaten right away or refrigerated for a few hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

You need about 1 cup chopped cucumber. If your cucumber is smaller then you may need 2 of them. 1 large cucumber is equivalent to 1 cup chopped cucumber.