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Italian Pasta Salad

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Italian Pasta Salad

This salad as a whole is so versatile and delicious. You can change up many of the ingredients to suit your taste. This Italian Pasta Salad is a shoo-in. It’s a crowd pleaser, crazy simple, and fantastically delicious.

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Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This salad as a whole is so versatile and delicious. You can change up many of the ingredients to suit your taste. This Italian Pasta Salad is a shoo-in. It’s… Print This
Serves: 8-10 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • Salad:
    • 12 ounces whole wheat or regular penne pasta, cooked until al dente (see note)
    • 6-ounce can of large olives, drained and sliced in half
    • 1-2 cups chopped cucumber
    • 2 cups sliced or chopped cherry tomatoes
    • 4-6 ounces sliced or chopped salami or pepperoni, about 1 cup
    • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half (see note for options)
    • 1/4 cup chopped red or green onions
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or basil
  • Dressing:
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup red wine or white balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan or Parm-reggiano cheese
    • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse, kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
    • Pinch of black pepper
    • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Italian Pasta Salad

Originally posted 2019-02-02 03:39:38.

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