Healthy Picnic Recipe – Garden Pasta Salad

August 18, 2016

Garden Pasta Salad This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavors from the peppers mixed into it, with a light touch of cheese from the Parmesan, it's great and simply delicious! Opt for wholemeal grain pasta for a healthier choice. Yield:8 to 10 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked tri-color spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 (16-ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until al dente.
  2. Rinse under cold water, and drain.
  3. Mix carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes, and green onion together in large bowl.
  4. Add the cooled pasta and mix together.
  5. Pour the dressing over mixture, add the Parmesan and mix well.
  6. Chill before serving.
Source: FoodNetwork

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