California Pasta Salad
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Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 8 to 10
  • 1 pound bow tie (farfalle) pasta
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 small cans sliced black olives
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Zesty Italian salad dressing
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Boil pasta in a large pot of water until al dente. Drain water then rinse in cold water. Place cooked and cooled pasta in a large serving bowl. Add all the diced veggies to pasta.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Pour over the pasta and veggies. Gently toss to combine everything. Cover with lid and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
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