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The secret to a great tri color pasta salad is to fill it with your favorite brightly colored flavorful vegetables. Add mushrooms for extra protein and flavor!

Tri Color Pasta Salad

Tri Color Pasta Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish or full meal that is full of vegetables and bright flavors! Follow our easy recipe for a perfect dish. 
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 512kcal
Author Dina


  • 1 12 oz package tri-color rotini
  • 2/3 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in halves
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup black olives sliced
  • 2 2/3 cup Italian dressing


  • Cook the pasta according to the package making sure to salt the water well. Once the pasta is cooked, pour it into a colander and rinse the pasta with cold water to stop it from cooking any anymore. After all the water is strained, place the pasta into a large bowl.
  • Chop the bell pepper and red onion, then slice the tomatoes, and mushrooms.
  • Add the vegetables to the pasta and mix just to combine
  • Pour the Italian dressing over the pasta and stir well. It might seem like a lot of dressing at first, but the pasta will absorb a lot of it.
  • serve chilled.



What to serve it with
Most cold pasta salads are served in the summer as a refreshing side dish. That is why we love to serve it with grilled barbecue wings, cedar plank salmon, grilled chicken kabobs, or even with a grilled Caprese sandwich.
Storing and shelflife
This salad tastes best the same day after its been chilled. But you can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. After the pasta starts to become mushy. Just make sure to cover the bowl with plastic wrap tightly.


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1395mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.4mg