Garden Pasta Salad

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy alternative for lunches or light dinners, I’m here for ya, sister. In my family, we pull together a big batch of this delicious pasta salad for family vacations every year. Mix it all together in a large tupperware bowl and you’re set!

Garden Pasta Salad


  • 16 oz. rotini pasta
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 16 oz. grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup Balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish


  1. Cook pasta to ‘al dente’ according to box directions. Rinse with cold water in a colander until pasta is no longer warm.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, add vegetables and dressing to a large bowl. Stir to combine and place in refrigerator to chill.
  3. Once pasta is cool, add to vegetables and dressing and mix thoroughly. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.


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