Tri Color Pasta Salad

Easy recipe for the best tri color pasta salad!  This is the perfect Summer time salad that uses Italian dressing, fresh vegetables and rotini pasta! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword make ahead pasta salad, pasta salad recipe, rotini pasta, tri color pasta salad, tri color pasta salad with italian dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 12 oz box of tri color rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3 stalks of celery chopped up
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano


  1. Prepare your pasta as directed. Drain.
  2. Put your pasta in a big bowl.
  3. Add your chopped vegetables, salad dressing and dried herbs.
  4. Mix together so everything is coated in salad dressing.
  5. Add in your mozzarella cheese, toss around.
  6. Cover, put in fridge to chill.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If your pasta salad looks a little dry when it comes out of the fridge, add a tablespoon of salad dressing and mix.