This pasta salad by Cooking1OnOne on YouTube is a healthy dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes. It’s a healthy dish made with Italian dressing that’s filled with fresh ingredients. I love pasta salads because it’s filling with a variety of vegetables and the pasta helps too. There are many ways to make this recipe healthier such as using whole wheat pasta or low-fat mayo. Also, you can skip the mayo for a light pasta salad dressing and just drizzle olive oil and the Italian dressing. However, the mayo adds a nice creaminess to the salad. I used to be obsessed with pasta salads, and they are so easy to make at home rather than purchasing them at the restaurant or store. Plus, you can add preferred vegetables to the pasta salad.
- 4 Cups of Cooked Rotini Pasta
- 4 oz of Green Pepper
- 10 small Cherry Tomatoes cut in half
- 3 oz of Match Stick Carrots
- 2 oz Green Onion
- 3 oz Red Onion
- 7 oz of Mozzarella cubes
- 1 Cup of Italian Dressing
- 1 Cup of Mayo
- Salt and Pepper to taste
First, prep all of your ingredients so it’s easy to have them ready and mix together. Cook the pasta according to the box. Then, dump the pasta in a large mixing bowl along with all of the vegetables.
Next, pour the Italian dressing and mayo. Mix everything around and add salt and pepper to taste. Continue to watch Cooking1OnOne tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Overall, serve this dish warm or cold. You can store this in the fridge too so it’s easy to have as leftovers for the next day. This pasta salad is one of those recipes that requires low effort to make and the preparation is the only “time consuming” part.