Leave the mayo in the fridge and make this easy pasta salad with olive oil!
To Mayo or Not To Mayo? That is the question!
I love pasta salads and always gravitate to the pasta salad bowl at a picnic or BBQ. Though I have to admit that I don’t eat as much pasta salad as I’d like if it’s smothered in mayonnaise. Gone are the days when I could eat how much I truly wanted. Instead, I make an easy pasta salad with olive oil that I could eat a bit more of without the high calories of a mayo pasta salad.
There is also the added benefit that it can last longer unrefrigerated compared to mayo based pasta salads. Serve this no mayo easy pasta salad at your next gathering without the constant need to keep it refrigerated or on ice. Scroll down to see how you can whip up this super tasty and easy pasta salad with olive oil for yourself!
Simple Pasta Salad With Olive Oil
Whenever I need a quick side dish for a summer gathering, my quick potato salad and this simple no mayo pasta salad are my go to recipes. Both recipes call for diced peppers so I often create both dishes to serve as sides. I’ve never heard a complaint about that either! I love the mix of red and green peppers with red onions. It’s the perfect combination for BBQs and picnic side dishes. The bite of the peppers with the the soft pasta salad is a party in your mouth.
If you prefer a loaded or fuller pasta salad to serve as a main dish, you can easily add more vegetables to this pasta recipe. The olive oil serves as an excellent sauce for any ingredients you may add. What kind of pasta salad ingredients do you like?