How To Make Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

Not all of us are fans of pasta salads. It’s just about personal preference after all, even for vegans and other health-conscious enthusiasts. Some wants it on a regular basis, some aren’t. Just a fundamental and basic logic of our eating habits. But there’s something undeniably good about this salad recipe, it’s the Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette. That is why it’s a must-try for many. There’s a perceptible factor in the flavors of this dish that you won’t forget.

How To Make Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

Preparation Times:

Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette


  • Cooking pot
  • Small bowl
  • Large bowl


Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta Salad

  • 3 cups of rotini pasta
  • 1 broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • lettuce leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, cubed


  1. Cook the pasta as per the packaging directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients until well blended. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients and dressing and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Serve and enjoy your Pasta Salad!