This veggie-filled pasta salad is delicious during any season, whether it's for a summer picnic or a quick dinner on a cold winter night. It's super easy to prepare and can be made with a variety of different vegetables, especially those that are in season. So gather up the #freshest veggies you can find and your favorite pasta for a satisfying dish that'll be ready to devour in no time.

Veggie Pasta Salad

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 1 box pasta
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 container roma tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bell pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Pesto
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  • Step 1

    Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Place 1 box of your favorite pasta in the water and reduce the heat. Drain the noodles in a strainer. My favorite is farfalle or penne!

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  • Step 2

    Peel only the outside skin of 2 carrots, and discard. Continue to peel the entirety of the carrots into your dish. These strands may be long, so feel free to cut them in half with a sharp knife. 

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  • Step 3

    Peel one cucumber of its skin, then slice it into wheels. Continue to cut each wheel into quarters.

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  • Step 4

    Slice each of the tomatoes in half.

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  • Step 5

    Dice the bell pepper into pieces, no bigger than your thumb.

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  • Step 6

    Combine vegetables and mix in the salt, pepper, olive oil, and pesto. Drain pasta and serve with dressed veggies and shredded cheese, if desired.

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