Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A favorite summertime Pasta Salad recipe around our house is this deliciously easy Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad.

Creamy Parmesan Veggie Pasta Salad is a summertime favorite Pasta Salad Recipe loaded with veggies, your favorite pasta and a creamy Parmesan vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

The first time I made this Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad I was worried one of the kids would point out the fact I had loaded it with lots of veggies including summer squash and zucchini. I might have even been holding my breath waiting to be called out on it, but one by one they cleaned their plates, before asking for more.

I've made some kind of Pasta Salad variation at least 4 times in the last week, and we still aren't tired of it. Colt helped me make it for my Sister-in-laws gorgeous wedding, and then she requested it again for the 4th of July... Mmm.. Plus we had it with some cold Extra Crispy Fried Chicken one night, and then once more just because.

I still could contently live on Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad the rest of the summer for lunch, and dinner.

Make it! Eat it! You'll LOVE it! 

Here's how to make this delicious easy Pasta Salad Recipe:

A food processor with olive oil, red wine vinegar, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, rosemary, dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper.

To make the Creamy Parmesan Dressing recipe in a blender or food processor add: 
  • 2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar or White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grainy Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper


Creamy Parmesan Dressing in a food processor.

Blend Creamy Parmesan Dressing until smooth and creamy.

A large bowl filled with Creamy Parmesan Veggie Pasta Salad a summertime favorite Pasta Salad Recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Cook 16 ounces Tri-Colored Rotini cooked according to directions until al-dente. Run under cold water to cool and drain pasta well.

Add to Cooked Pasta:

  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 diced Cucumber
  • 1 Zucchini diced small
  • 1 Yellow Squash diced small
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1/2 a Red Onion diced
  • 14 ounces Canned Artichokes Hearts chopped
  • 4 ounces Sliced Ripe Black Olives
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Drizzle with dressing, toss, and refridgerate until cold. It's even better if you make it the night before.

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Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad

Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad

Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad is a summertime favorite Pasta Salad recipe from Sere a Bakes Simply From Scratch.
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prep time: 15 Mcook time: 12 Mtotal time: 27 M

ingredients:

Creamy Parmesan Dressing
  • 2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar or White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grainy Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper
Vegetable Pasta Salad
  • 16 ounces Tri-Colored Rotini, Cooked According To Package Directions
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 whole Cucumber, Diced
  • 1 whole Zucchini, Diced Small
  • 1 whole Yellow Summer Squash, Diced Small
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/2 whole Red Onion, Diced
  • 14 ounces Canned Artichokes Hearts, Chopped
  • 4 ounces Ripe Black Olives, Sliced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated

instructions:

How to cook Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad

Creamy Parmesan Dressing
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Vegetable Pasta Salad
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle with Creamy Parmesan Dressing , and toss until well combined.
  2. Refridgerate until cold or overnight.
Calories
266.23
Fat (grams)
17.24
Sat. Fat (grams)
3.85
Carbs (grams)
21.76
Fiber (grams)
3.87
Net carbs
17.89
Sugar (grams)
2.91
Protein (grams)
7.59
Sodium (milligrams)
412.27
Cholesterol (grams)
10.75
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Creamy Parmesan Vegetable Pasta Salad recipe is a summertime favorite Pasta Salad. Rotini Pasta is covered with a creamy Parmesan Dressing and loaded with veggies from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Vegetable Pasta Salad covered with a creamy Parmesan Dressing is a family favorite Pasta Salad Recipe. Great for Picnics, Potlucks, and barbecues from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

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