Pasta Salad with Grapes, Broccoli, and Olives

My husband loves pasta salad. He asks me to make it just about every week in the summer so over the years I have experimented with many, many different recipes.  

My personal favorite includes sweet fruit, crispy vegetables, and a tangy sauce; which is why I was so happy to make this quick and simple pasta salad with grapes and broccoli the other week.  


1 box tri- colored rotini; cooked until al dente
1 jar black olives, drained
1/2  cup grapes; washed and sliced in half
1 cup broccoli florets; washed 
1 jar Italian dressing (we used Good Seasons packet with balsamic vinegar)

While the pasta is cooking I combined the olives, grapes and broccoli with the dressing in a medium bowl.

Once the pasta was finished cooking I strained it and ran it under cold water.

Then I tossed the pasta into the bowl with the other ingredients and gave it all a good stir.  I like to make my salad in the morning so it's nice and cold by dinnertime and all the flavors have a chance to meld together.

Reminds me of summer at it's best!

What's your favorite pasta salad recipe?

Linking Up With: A Morning Cup of Joe,

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  1. What an interesting combination! I add grapes to my chicken salad but I’ve never tried it with pasta salad! Thanks for linking up at The Blended Blog!

  2. Perfect timing! My pregnant daughter asked this morning if I had pasta salad in the fridge. I told her no. Won't she be surprised when she comes across this tasty salad.

  3. This sounds wonderful. It’s the perfect spring and summer salad. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  4. This pasta looks so tasty. I have never tried it with grapes before. Yummy! Pinned. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, you are one of my featured blogs today.

  5. This sounds so fresh!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a great week and hope to see you at next week's party.

    1. Thanks! I love to load up my pasta salad with lots of fruits and veggies.


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