Classic Cold Pasta Salad Recipe

This cold pasta salad is a healthy combination of delicious ingredients. Just what need when you want to put up your feet, enjoy the day, read a book or watch your favorite television show.
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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinHealth IndexHealthy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Corkscrew pasta1 Pound
 Salt To Taste
 Blanched broccoli1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cherry tomatoes6
 Blanched mushrooms1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Garlic powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Carrots1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced into thin long strips
 Green bell pepper1 , diced
 Caesar salad dressing6 Ounce
 Tabasco sauce2 Dash (adjust quantity as per taste)
 Croutons1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
 Crushed peanuts1 Teaspoon (for garnish)
 Grated parmesan cheese1 Tablespoon (for garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1427 Calories from Fat 548

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 62 g96%

Saturated Fat 9.2 g45.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 39.8 mg

Sodium 1459.3 mg60.8%

Total Carbohydrates 196 g65.5%

Dietary Fiber 27.3 g109%

Sugars 27.6 g

Protein 45 g90.8%

Vitamin A 226.7% Vitamin C 129.6%

Calcium 17.7% Iron 44.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cook the corkscrew pasta as per the instructions on the package. Take a bowl and add to it the pasta. Add all the other ingredients and toss. Garnish with croutons and crushed peanuts. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.