Easy Pasta Salad

Source: The Comfort of Cooking

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Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box tricolor rotini
  • 1 bottle zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 package Genoa salami, quartered
  • 1 each green, red and yellow bell peppers, finely diced
  • 1 cup baby carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • One 8-ounce container mozzarella pearls
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, usually 7-8 minutes for rotini. Drain and rinse under cold water. Return pasta to pot, away from heat.

  2. Pour in entire bottle of Italian dressing. It may seem like a lot at first, but the pasta will soak up much of it as it cools. Add remaining ingredients and gently toss to combine.

  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, giving it a good stir before serving to blend ingredients and dressing thoroughly.

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