Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad is an easy cold pasta salad recipe that is perfect for summer! A delicious pasta salad filled with roasted red peppers, chickpeas, fresh mozzarella cheese and olives tossed in the perfect balsamic dressing!
Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad
This Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad is amazing, made with roasted red peppers, chickpeas, mozzarella cheese, olives and Balsamic Vinegar it is sure to be a hit at your house too! It is super easy to make but looks beautiful so it is also a great pasta salad to bring to parties and get togethers!
This easy pasta salad recipe is one of my go to pasta salad recipes every summer. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples which makes it easy to have everything on hand at all times.
Make ahead Pasta Salad
During the summer months our typical dinners include things like Grilled Steak, shish kabobs, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, hot dogs, sausage and hamburgers (especially the amazing Hawaiian burger my family loves so much!). Basically if I can put it on the grill to cook it I do. It makes for not only a delicious meal but I also don’t heat up the house.
In order to save myself time I make summer side dish salads ahead of time and keep them in airtight containers in the fridge and we serve them for dinner all week long. Making salads that will keep in the fridge ahead of time saves me a lot of time during the week when making dinner.
Looking for more summer side dish recipes? Check these out!
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Egg Salad Macaroni Salad
- Easy Fruit Salad
- Chickpea Pasta Salad
- Pasta salad with tuna
- Asian cucumber salad
Variations for this recipe
If you are wanting to change things up you easily can with this recipe! It is super easy to use this recipe as a base when making a Mediterranean pasta salad and make it customized to your favorite flavors.
Add in different veggies! You can add more veggies including cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, artichokes,
Add in Chicken! Have some left over cooked chicken you are trying to figure out what to make with? Chop it up and toss it in to this amazing pasta salad recipe for a Mediterranean chicken pasta salad!
Change up the pasta! The great thing about pasta salad is that you don’t have to use the same pasta all the time! Normally we use rigatoni pasta but change it up and use elbow macaroni, bow ties, small shells, Fussili, cavatappi when making this cold pasta salad recipe.
Use Homemade Roasted Peppers. I love making things homemade, if you have never made homemade roasted peppers be sure to check out how to roast peppers for an easy step by step on how to have amazing homemade roasted peppers that are perfect for using in this cold summer side dish recipe!
Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad Ingredients
- Pasta of choice k
- fresh mozzarella cheese
- Canned Chickpeas
- Roasted Red Bell Peppers
- Large Black Olives
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
How to Make Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad
Cook pasta according to box once cooked drain and rinse with cold water until cold.
Pour pasta in a large bow.
Slice your red peppers, olives and add into pasta.
Drain the can of chickpeas and add them into the bowl.
Cut the mozzarella cheese into small pieces and add to the bowl.
Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar into the bowl and stir well.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad
- Cook pasta according to box once cooked drain and rinse with cold water until cold.
- Pour pasta in a large bow.
- Slice your red peppers, olives and add into pasta.
- Drain the can of chickpeas and add them into the bowl.
- Cut the mozzarella cheese into small pieces and add to the bowl
- Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar into the bowl and stir well.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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