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Festive Pasta Salad Recipe
by Kelsey Martin

Festive Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is colorful and zesty! Serve warm or at room temperature.

Rating: 3.5/5
Avg. 3.5/5 10 votes
Prep time: United States American
Cook time: Servings: 8


  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) small shell pasta
  • 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. Salt
  • 3/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup lime juice


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook bell pepper, onion, and carrots with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. salt, stirring often, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add pepper/onion mixture and peas to pasta; mix gently.
  4. In a bowl, stir remaining 2 tbsp. olive oil, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. each hot sauce and pepper; pour over pasta mixture and stir until well coated. Add more pepper and hot sauce to taste.
  5. Just before serving, stir in lime juice.