Tri Coloured Pasta Salad

Alternately chewy (sun dried tomato), crunchy (broccoli) and soft (pasta), this salad’s textures and flavours surprise and delight.

Tri Coloured Pasta Salad

Tri Coloured Pasta Salad


  • 1 500 gr package tri coloured pasta
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli, divided into small flowerettes
  • 1/4 cup red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in seasoned oil, chopped
  • 1/2 large pepper, cut in 1 inch thin strips
  • 2 tbsp black olives, diced
  • 8 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 10 slices cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove pressed garlic


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Remove from pot and rinse with cold water. Let dry. Place in serving bowl.
  2. Microwave broccoli flowerettes for 2 minutes until bright green and still crunchy.
  3. Toss broccoli, red onion, sun dried tomatoes, pepper, tomatoes and cucumber together with pasta.
  4. Sprinkle with basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour half of salad dressing over pasta and toss. Taste. Add more dressing as needed and toss again.
  6. Serves 4-8.

Author: Jamie Hunter

Jamie Hunter is a dad who loves to cook up new recipes for his family.

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