Pasta Salad I

Yummy vegetable pasta salad featuring fresh vegetables and a light dressing. This salad is great served with bar-b-q chicken or burgers and garlic toast. If I’m serving this salad to seniors, I usually par-boil the vegetables in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, just until tender.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


3 cups fusilli pasta
3/4 cup broccoli florets
3/4 cup cauliflower florets
1/2 cup red onion, sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water.
  2. Place pasta in a large serving bowl add the all the vegetables and toss to combine.
  3. Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar together, whisk until smooth. Pour over salad and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.


Calories: 472 kcal
Carbohydrates: 97.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 1.9 g
Fiber: 5.3 g
Protein: 15.8 g
Sodium: 31 mg