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Kale Pasta Salad for a Picnic #SundaySupper

If you are making this pasta salad for a picnic, mix in the salad dressing right before you serve it.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Meal, Quick Meal under 30 min
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Hip Foodie Mom


  • ½ lb Rotini pasta
  • 2 medium cucumbers; peeled and chopped
  • 1-2 heaping cups kale; chopped I'm using Organic Tuscan Kale here
  • ½ red bell pepper; chopped
  • ½ yellow bell pepper; chopped
  • ½ orange bell pepper; chopped
  • 1 stalk celery; chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives; chopped
  • 1/2 cup Spanish olives; chopped
  • ½ red onion; chopped
  • 1 cup salad dressing: mixture of balsamic vinaigrette + your fave creamy italian dressing use store bought dressing or homemade + more if needed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower nuts; roasted no salt


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions and cook to al dente. Rinse and allow to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cooled pasta with all of the chopped veggies. Pour in the salad dressing, sprinkle on the sunflower nuts and mix again. Serve immediately.