Pasta Salad with Grapes, Broccoli, and Olives

My husband loves pasta salad. He asks me to make it just about every week in the summer so over the years I have experimented with many, many different recipes.  

My personal favorite includes sweet fruit, crispy vegetables, and a tangy sauce; which is why I was so happy to make this quick and simple pasta salad with grapes and broccoli the other week.  



Ingredients:

1 box tri- colored rotini; cooked until al dente
1 jar black olives, drained
1/2  cup grapes; washed and sliced in half
1 cup broccoli florets; washed 
1 jar Italian dressing (we used Good Seasons packet with balsamic vinegar)

While the pasta is cooking I combined the olives, grapes and broccoli with the dressing in a medium bowl.


Once the pasta was finished cooking I strained it and ran it under cold water.


Then I tossed the pasta into the bowl with the other ingredients and gave it all a good stir.  I like to make my salad in the morning so it's nice and cold by dinnertime and all the flavors have a chance to meld together.


Reminds me of summer at it's best!


What's your favorite pasta salad recipe?

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Comments

  1. What an interesting combination! I add grapes to my chicken salad but I’ve never tried it with pasta salad! Thanks for linking up at The Blended Blog!

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  2. Perfect timing! My pregnant daughter asked this morning if I had pasta salad in the fridge. I told her no. Won't she be surprised when she comes across this tasty salad.

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  3. This sounds wonderful. It’s the perfect spring and summer salad. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  4. This pasta looks so tasty. I have never tried it with grapes before. Yummy! Pinned. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, you are one of my featured blogs today.

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  5. This sounds so fresh!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a great week and hope to see you at next week's party.

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    1. Thanks! I love to load up my pasta salad with lots of fruits and veggies.

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