Zesty Pasta Salad
Updated: Oct 13, 2022
This side dish is perfect for all of your gatherings, picnics and potlucks.
16 ounces tri color pasta
15 ounces Wish-Bone® House Italian Dressing divided
1 tablespoon honey
2 cloves garlic pressed
1 teaspoon dry Italian herbs
1.5 cups cauliflower chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes halved
½ green bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced, chopped
½ orange bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced, chopped
1 carrot peeled, shredded
1 small cucumber chopped
½ cup green olives sliced
½ cup purple onion thinly sliced, chopped
½ cup Feta cheese crumbled
First, cook the pasta according to package directions for al dente. If the package does not specify al dente, cook for 1 minute less than recommended time.
Next, drain the pasta into a collander and rinse immediately with COLD water to stop the cooking process. Add a cup of ice cubes and toss the pasta salad. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together half a bottle of Wish-Bone® House Italian Dressing (15 oz bottle), honey, garlic, and Italian herbs.
Then add all of the prepared vegetables chopped as noted in the ingredient list. Stir to combine well.
Pick any unmelted ice cubes out of the pasta. Next, add the pasta to the bowl and stir and toss to combine the pasta, dressing, and vegetables.
Cover and refrigerate. Thirty minutes before serving, stir in the Feta cheese and remaining Italian dressing.