This Classic Italian Pasta Salad is my favorite summer side dish but it can really be enjoyed year round. It’s so simple, easy to customize and is always a hit at potlucks, barbecues, or parties.
Rotini Pasta Red Pepper Green Pepper Shredded Carrots Sliced Olives Parsley Italian Dressing Sea salt & Pepper Parmesan Cheese McCormick Perfect Pinch Salad Supreme Seasoning *Optional but highly recommend
Boil pasta according to package and drain. Place pasta in a large bowl and toss a few time to cool. While pasta is cooking, chop peppers and shredded carrots then add to drained pasta. Add olives and parsley and finally stir in Italian dressing.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Ideally, chill for at least 2 hours or overnight but OK to serve right away too. Before serving, add Parmesan cheese and toss to distribute evenly or offer Parmesan on the side as a topping.
This is a great base recipe but you can absolutely customize it especially if you’re making it multiple times throughout the season.