Pasta Salad Recipe | Fast & Simple!

Learn how to make one of our family favorites — a simple, healthy pasta salad.

IN THE PASTA SALAD — pasta (we used one packet of fusilli pasta), 8 ounces of feta cheese, 1 head of broccoli, 1 can of artichoke hearts, 1/2 of a red bell pepper, 1/2 of a red onion, 1 can of sliced black olives, Mediterranean spice mix (you can season with your favorite spice mix), salt, pepper
IN THE DRESSING — 1 packet of Good Seasons Zesty Italian salad dressing mix, 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, vegetable oil (we used grapeseed oil), 2 tablespoons of mayo, water

1. Boil a large pot of water. Add salt. Add 1 packet of pasta. (Follow the instructions on your pasta to determine how long it should cook. Ours took about 9 minutes).
2. MEANWHILE: Slice half a red bell pepper and half a red onion. Drain 1 can of artichoke hearts and slice in half. Drain 1 can of sliced black olives.
3. Chop up 1 head of broccoli. Add broccoli to pot of boiling water THREE minutes before the pasta is finished cooking (this eliminates the need to cook the broccoli in a separate pot!).
4. Drain pasta/broccoli. Wash with cold water. Transfer to a bowl and allow time to cool.
5. Add chopped ingredients to the pasta.
6. TO MAKE THE DRESSING: Add 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar and 3 tablespoons of water. Add 1 packet of Good Seasons Zesty Italian salad dressing mix. Whisk. Add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. OPTIONAL: For extra creaminess, add 2 tablespoons of mayo.
7. Pour dressing over pasta salad. Season with Mediterranean spice mix, salt, & pepper (to taste).
8. Crumble feta cheese (about 8 ounces) over the pasta salad and toss ingredients together.


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  1. It actually looks pretty good, and I'm a pesky Italian/Sicilian.

  2. The pasta said hi to me. I said hey sexy come here and let me eat you. I ate it and I enjoyed it and I wanted more 

  3. Debee Kyamko

    PERFECT  …..

  4. foodandwater1

    If everyone used nice song like this I wouldn't mind music in videos

  5. Julia Meares

    yum….I make it often. Go girl! Retired chef says, You ROCKED IT!!!!

  6. sierra hiker

    Ok 1 st comment was before vid was finished now that I saw it all ,its going to my playlist forever !!! love it !!!! thanks for doing the vid.

  7. sierra hiker

    Ya she knows where Trader Joes is !!!!

  8. rocio martinez

    You did a good job makingthis video. So simple to understand too!! Thank you! 

  9. ‫אנה שפט‬‎

    I'm so gonna make it!

  10. Sheena Turgeon

    Incredible – looks so good!

  11. Mere simpleasthat

    looks yumm i wanna try it tonight for dinner.

  12. Thank you so much for your recipe. I will try it. Great music. I like it

  13. kia 「きあ」

    Ew this music

  14. 09mjeternity

    Im making this for christmas dinner thank you!

  15. aja bridgewater

    Love how you get straight into it with out doing any talking!!!

  16. looks like an awesome recipe for an inexpensive price? yaaay

  17. Jule Williams

    I'm so gonna try this over the weekend

  18. andrew latchford

    Simple my arse,would be easier to pick up a phone.I wanted a simple salad 

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