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Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

An easy vegetarian pasta salad recipe is perfect for a summer picnic or a vegan potluck. Click here for larger image.

A classic Italian pasta salad recipe with plenty of vegetables. This vegetarian pasta salad recipe is quick and easy to prepare as it uses a pre-made Italian salad dressing.

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  • 1 1/2 cups shell, bow-tie or corkscrew pasta
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 6 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped


Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well.

In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and onion.

Toss with the dressing, then cover and chill for 4 hours.

Before serving, toss the salad with the olives, tomato and avocado.

Reprinted with permission from The Compassionate Cook Cookbook.

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nice, Guest chow

I did this for my school in tech were doin cooking i changed some of the ingredients. One of them i changed was cauliflour for Broclii hw eva u spell it!! nyway it tasted good!!

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