Ma's Picnic Pasta Salad

Looking for an easy no-mayonnaise pasta salad recipe to enjoy?  Give Ma's Picnic Pasta Salad a try!  It's loaded with summer veggies, packed with flavor, and perfect for all those summer cookouts and picnics.

Looking for an easy no-mayonnaise pasta salad recipe to enjoy?  Give Ma's Picnic Pasta Salad a try!  It's loaded with summer veggies, packed with flavor, and perfect for all those summer cookouts and picnics.


Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) box rotini noodles
  • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes*
  • 1 (16 oz.) bottle Zesty Italian Dressing (I use Kraft)
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped (or use Vidalia onion)
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


Directions

  1. Cook noodles in salted water according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Add diced tomatoes and their juice, chopped cucumber, chopped green pepper, chopped green onions, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; toss gently until combined. Add Zesty Italian Dressing and toss gently to coat the noodles.
  3. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.

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