This recipe is great for the end of the week, when you’re running low on groceries. You can add almost anything to this pasta salad and it’s delicious--so use your leftovers!. I made this recipe for one serving, but make as much as you’d like. Seriously, you can’t mess up with pasta salad.


I used veggies left-over from my salad this week—cucumber, tomato, avocado, and bell pepper. I chopped all the veggies into bite size pieces and made my own Italian dressing. Again, you can add any seasonings for your desired taste and use any dressing. I chose olive oil, but you could use any oil, mayo, etc.


1 serving | 10 minutes | 15 minutes total

Easy Italian Pasta Salad


If your pasta isn’t already cooked, boil for 8-10 minutes until soft and tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chop cucumber, bell pepper, roma tomato, and avocado into bite size pieces. Add to pasta. 

For the dressing, I mixed two tablespoons of olive oil with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and oregano. I poured this over my pasta and veggies and stirred until everything was well coated with the dressing.


1-1½ cups cooked rotini noodles

or other pasta

¼ medium cucumber

¼ bell pepper

½ medium roma tomato

            or ½ cup cherry tomatoes

½ avocado

1-2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Italian seasoning

oregano to taste