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Swim Meet Pasta Salad Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free Option)

This delicious and classic swim meet pasta salad recipe makes enough to feed a large crowd! Great for a potluck, BBQ, party, or your next gathering. This swimmer pasta makes a huge amount to feed about 20 people – perfect for the whole swim team, or just a week of meal prep for a hungry athlete!  

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Getting a big bowl of pasta salad was always my favorite part of swim meets! It was always such a amazing carb-loading treat before or between races. To this day, I still love pasta salad so much – and can definitely thank this recipe. This recipe is from an old print out back in my swimming days at a year-round Swim Club. Thankfully my mom saved the recipe, so below is the original in all it’s swimming glory.

This Swim Meet Pasta Salad Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Satisfying
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • A Classic Staple of Swim Meets
  • Perfect for carb-loading and quick energy
  • Vegetarian and can easily be made gluten free

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I used to swim year-round when I was a kid – from about age 7 to 18 I was a competitive swimmer and always loved going to swim meets. My events were butterfly and IM (individual medley which is ALL of the strokes in the same race), which are some of the hardest events… so I always grabbed a bowl of pasta salad to carb load before my races.  I have such fond memories of being in the bullpen with my friends and teammates before our events, and enjoying swim meet snacks galore.

What’s In This Swim Team Pasta Salad Recipe?

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Meal Prep Swim Meet Snacks For the Win!

This swim meet pasta salad is the perfect recipe for healthy homemade meal prep.   I love the convenience of cooking once and being able to enjoy healthy homemade meals during the week when I don’t have time – especially when running between swim practices. There’s a whole section of TheHerbeevore.com dedicated to my favorite tried & true meal prep recipes.  With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of pasta salad ready in the time it would take to make one portion.  Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge for later!  I also made a list of my favorite meal prep products on Amazon that I use weekly. They make cooking easy peasy.

Dietary Modifications for this Swim Meet Pasta Recipe!

  • This recipe is vegetarian. The Wishbone Italian dressing does have cheese, so to make this a vegan version, you can swap a vinaigrette that does not have cheese or dairy.
  • To make this recipe gluten free, use a gluten free rotini pasta, and ensure the dressing is also certified gluten free.

Get the Same Ingredients I Used For My Swimmer Pasta Salad Recipe!

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Swim Meet Pasta Salad Recipe

Kelly Jensen
This delicious and classic swim meet pasta salad recipe makes enough to feed a large crowd! Great for a potluck, BBQ, party, or your next gathering. This swimmer pasta makes a huge amount to feed about 20 people - perfect for the whole swim team, or just a week of meal prep for a hungry athlete!  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 24 servings
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook rotini according to package instructions, making sure it is “al dente”- drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Mix rotini with broccoli, carrots, olives, green onions, and peppers in a large bowl.
  • Add about 1.5 cups of dressing and stir, adding more dressing later as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 487mgPotassium: 187mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2892IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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