Easy Italian Pasta Salad
There’s a reason that pasta salad is a summertime, cookout, block party go-to. No heating up your kitchen, takes just minutes to toss together, and is best served straight from the fridge. Where could you go wrong? I love making this Italian Pasta Salad for not just summertime gatherings, but also just, you know, a Tuesday. Because of that super quick to toss together thing I mentioned 🙂
What You’ll Need for this Italian Pasta Salad:
- Pasta – I used Banza pasta for this one to up the protein content. I used fusilli noodles, but penne is another great choice!
- Grape Tomatoes
- Black Olives
- Fresh Mozzarella. Use the pearls to make prep easy.
- Italian Dressing – or make your own with my easy recipe below
I love this recipe because it is SUPER customizable! Don’t like olives? Leave them out! Love olives? Add more! Dairy free? It’s still great without the cheese.
Now that I’ve got pasta salad firmly on my mind, what mix-ins would be in your DREAM salad? Let me know in the comments!