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Tuscan Pasta Salad is an easy pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, peppers spinach, and olives tossed in a tangy dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for your next potluck! 

Tuscan Pasta Salad in a white bowl.

This recipe was inspired by our local market that creates delicious pasta salads. I was in the end of my pregnancy and we wanted to have our friends over for a barbecue. Because I was so uncomfortable and just weeks away from having my baby, I really didn’t want to spend a whole lot of time in preparing for a barbecue. So I bought this Tuscan Pasta Salad and it was the hit of the BBQ. I knew that I had to recreate it at home with a few of my personal touches!

This pasta salad is so simple to create but big on flavor. The original one from our local market just had peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and olives, but adding the spinach gave it an extra pop of color and was the perfect addition.

Tuscan Pasta Salad ingredients.

This pasta salad was perfect! It was a great change from the traditional pasta salads and was such a huge hit. The tuscan flavors came together so well in this easy to make pasta salad.

Tuscan Pasta Salad in a bowl.

It is absolutely perfect for your next potluck or summer gathering. This salad gets tossed with the best homemade tangy dressing. I also love that it gets tossed with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Because cheese is life. Am I right?

You are going to love this recipe just as much as we did!

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Tuscan Pasta Salad

4.67 from 18 votes
Tuscan Pasta Salad is an easy pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, peppers spinach, and olives tossed in a tangy dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for your next potluck!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 16 ounce bowtie pasta cooked and drained in cold water
  • 1 7 ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes in oil drained
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 6.5 ounce can sliced olives
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese



  • In a large bowl combine pasta, sundried tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, spinach, basil, and parmesan cheese. Toss until combined.
  • To make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk olive oil, vinegar, water, salt, sugar, oregano, basil, garlic and salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the pasta salad and serve.


Calories: 567kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 13gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 525mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1215IUVitamin C: 27.1mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. I have made this several times for my family… it is completely gone every time. Recently I started working as a cook in a small facility that caters to city employees. I am making this tomorrow for a premium salad special that’s how good this is! Of course, The executive chef made a few tweaks to the vinegarette ..(red wine vinegar instead of the white.. and ge said he likes his ratio of oov of 1:1. vanity! Lol… but im sure it will be a hit.. it didn’t taste exactly the same because it had more odd a vinegar kick but still tasted great.. (only made the vinegarette today for the farfalle to kind of soak up the flavor) but will finish it in the morning! Also grilling chicken with it to serve cold on top. I love this so much it’s bookmarked! Thank you!

  2. Alyssa Revers you are a genius! This is very delicious. I made this for lunch today and my friends loved it. Thanks for sharing this yummy Tuscan pasta salad recipe with us.

    1. haha! You are so sweet! Thank you for the nice compliment. I am glad that you enjoyed it and shared it with your friends! Thanks for following along with me!

  3. Went looking for this pasta salad after I tasted it at my local Harmons. Saw you were also from Utah, so this has to be the stuff! Stoked you put together a recipe for it, can’t wait to mix it up!

  4. By far this is my favorite pasta salad!! It’s so easy to make and so rich in flavor. I’ve done it so many times for gathering and everyone loves it. Thank you so much for such a great recipe xoxo

  5. This looks great! I plan to add chickpeas for protein and omit the Parmesan cheese to make it vegan.

  6. I’m having trouble sharing your recipes to Pinterest. Any suggestions? I can share them to Facebook.

    1. Oh no! I am sorry that it is not working properly for you! Thank you for letting me know and wanting to share. I will see what I can do to fix this! Thanks for following along with me! XOXO

  7. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! Absolutely loved it. My husband and I fought over the leftovers. Am planing to make again this weekend for potluck BBQ. Can’t wait to share with family and friends.

    1. That is great to hear! I am so glad that you enjoyed it and it all tasted good! Thank you for sharing and following along with me! XOXO

  8. 5 stars
    That looks amazing and has all the flavours I love. I am rather partial to a pasta salad and make them regularly. I will add this one to my must-try list. Sharing this now!

  9. Amazing post Alyssa. Your Tuscan Salad Pasta looks delicious. The best part is that you’ve used ingredients that are commonly available. Use of olive oil to make pasta gives it a great flavor. Olive oil has good fats to keep the heart healthy and helps keep blood pressure in check.

  10. 5 stars
    This recipe is outstanding. I bought rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and added it. I also did goat cheese! Highly recommend.