Tri Color Pasta Salad

Tri Color Pasta Salad

If you had to pick one essential BBQ side dish, it would have to be pasta salad. Perfect to throw together at a moment’s notice, and even better that you can make it the night before – great when you’re already trying to balance numerous dishes the day of your party. I made this for a recent work function and it was a huge hit. It’s a little different from your typical pasta salad, as the base is made primarily of Caesar dressing and pesto. Add in the olives, tomatoes and fresh basil and it’s almost like an Italian version of a classic pasta salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 12 oz. package tri-color rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can black olives, sliced
  • ¼ cups red onion, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2/3 cup creamy Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Read the whole recipe on Stick a Fork in It