Bring this Zesty Italian Pasta Salad to all your summer potlucks! There’s no mayo involved, so it’s perfectly safe for eating outside on hot days. It's an easy version of the classic recipe that your friends and family will beg you to bring to summer bbqs.

– Rotini pasta – Black olives – Grape tomatoes – English cucumber – Italian dressing – Parmesan cheese

Other delicious add-in ideas:  – mini pepperoni  – salami  – diced bell peppers  – pepperoncini peppers  – diced red onion  – zucchini – mozzarella cheese pearls – fresh basil – sun-dried tomatoes

While the pasta is cooking, chop up all your fresh ingredients.

Be sure to cook your pasta in salted water for more flavor. Then add your cooled pasta to a large salad bowl.

Add fresh veggies to the pasta in the mixing bowl. Sprinkle in seasoning and lastly pour in the dressing.

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