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Swim Meet Pasta Salad to Feed a Crowd (Vegetarian, Party Recipe)

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.

Growing up 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 is from an old print out back in my swimming days at Westmont Swim Club. Thankfully my mom saved it, so below is the original recipe. Any changes or swaps would work too (personally, I love shredded cabbage in my pasta salad instead of broccoli, but thats just me)!

delicious healthy pasta salad to feed a crowd

“Swim Meet” Pasta Salad
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


3 lbs tri-colored rotini
5 cups broccoli
3 cups sliced carrots
2 cups chopped black olives
1 1/2 cups chopped green onions
2 cups chopped green peppers
1 24oz bottle of Wishbone Italian salad dressing


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.

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