Simple pasta salad


It’s summer and I don’t know you, but I need some new picnic, barbecue and camping recipes! My husband and I recently went to paddle camping for his birthday (when the kids were camping), and when I was thinking about what food to pack, I crave something new and different. So, I put together a bunch of delicious ingredients to make this hearty, delicious, and easy pasta salad recipe.

I think it’s safe to say that it is one of my favorite pasta salads right now… Eating it by the river will probably make it taste better than usual! Oh, how I like summer activities, especially when they involve water. 🙂

From a human perspective, sitting on a kayak on the water, holding a jar of pasta salad.

What is your favorite summer food?

Favorite picnic recipe

Summer is here, it’s time for picnics, backyard picnics and camping! Perfect to bring to your next party, here are some other favorite picnic recipes:

Simple pasta salad

This simple pasta salad recipe is the perfect dish for a picnic, barbecue or camping trip this summer. It only takes 20 minutes to complete.



raw material

Pasta salad

  • 8 ounce Whole wheat pasta, Boil according to package instructions (Macaroni shape or similar shape)
  • 8 ounce Cherry tomatoes, Halved
  • 2 cup Mixed vegetables, (Mixed salad, spinach or arugula), chopped
  • 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, Cut into small dice (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup Pitted mediterranean olives, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh basil, Chopped
  • 1/4 Shallots, Diced
  • 2 ounce Sliced ​​salami, Chopped


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together cooked pasta, tomatoes, vegetables, cheese cubes, olives, basil, red onion, and salami.

  2. Mix the spices in a small jar and cover with a tight fitting lid. Shake well to emulsify and mix into the pasta salad until the coating is even. Eat immediately or store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

Recipe notes

nutrient content

nutrient content

Simple pasta salad

Amount per serving

Calories 346 Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value*

fat 21 grams32%

Saturated fat 6g38%

Trans fat 1g

cholesterol 23 mg8%

sodium 597 mg26%

Potassium 175 mg5%

Carbohydrates 27 grams9%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 2g2%

protein 11 gramstwenty two%

Vitamin A 576IU12%

Vitamin C 12 mg15%

calcium 118 mg12%

iron 1 mg6%

* The daily percentage value is based on a 2000 calorie diet.