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Farmers Market Pasta Salad

This is a simple pasta salad you can whip up in a snap. It uses fresh seasonal produce that you can pick up at your local farmers market. Swap out the produce as the seasons change for variety!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 4 cups cooked pasta
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of salad dressing I used Roasted Red Pepper with Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup yellow pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup red pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup shallot chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot shredded or diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Optional:
  • Parmesan Cheese


  • Cook your pasta ahead of time.
  • In a large bowl combine all of your ingredients. Mix well.
  • Add more salad dressing if you find it dry.
  • Mix again.
  • Pop in the fridge for about 4 to 8 hours.
  • Sprinkle some Parmesan over top if desired.
  • Serve with big old I love my Farmers Market smile!


I always eat this while it's hot as I add the noodles. I can't help myself. I'm a hot pasta kind of gal. I have to do two batches since I can't eat raw tomatoes. So this is a dish you can either use them or not.