Cool Potluck Pasta Salad

Cool Potluck Pasta Salad
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Recipe for Cool Pasta Salad. This ingenious idea for keeping foods chilled while at an outdoor buffet or picnic would work for most dish, not just this great pasta salad.


  • 2 cups rotini pasta
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 3/4 cup light Caesar salad dressing, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound smoked turkey breast, diced
  • 2 medium zucchini, julienne
  • 1 cup cherry tomato halves


  1. Cook pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes. Add broccoli and carrots and cook until pasta is tender, about 2 minutes longer. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Place pasta and vegetables in a large bowl or baking dish. Toss with half the salad dressing and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Layer turkey, zucchini and tomatoes on top of macaroni mixture. Drizzle with remaining dressing and sprinkle with remaining pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

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