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Side Dishes

Warm Italian Pasta Salad

Brimming with bright juicy tomatoes, tangy olives, and savory Parmesan cheese, this speedy dish takes only 15 minutes to prep.


12 - 12 serving

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  • 1 lb. pasta such as rotini
  • 2 zucchini 1 lb., quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into ½”-thick slices
  • 1 (1 pt.) cont. grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1 (6 oz.) can pitted black olives drained
  • 1/2 c. olive-oil-and-vinegar salad dressing
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper


Cook pasta according to package directions, adding zucchini during last 2-3 min. of cooking time. Drain; transfer to large bowl.  

Add tomatoes, olives, dressing, and pepper flakes to pasta mixture; toss. Gently stir in cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  

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