Antipasto Style Pasta Salad

Sandra McGrath

By
@SandyJJ

I always make this as part of my party dishes to pair up with my other buffet style foods.It's a hit and a change from the usual mayo type pasta salads.


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Comments:

Serves:

party crowd (?10-15)

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 box
tri-colored twist pasta
1 can(s)
black olives (drained)
1 pkg
small red grape tomatoes
1 bunch
green onions, chopped
1 pkg
mozzarella cheese or cheddar if preferred
1/2 lb
genoa salami (ask deli to cut it in one chunk)
1 bottle
italian salad dressing
1/2 c
chopped pepper(red, green or yellow for added color)
/2 c
chopped celery

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS

1 stick
pepperoni, sliced 1/4 inch thick and halved
1 stick
pepperjack or jalenpeno cheese( land 0' lakes has one)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil pasta as directed. If you prefer another type of pasta the recipe works well with almost anything.Drain and place in a bowl, adding all the other ingredients except the cheese, meat and salad dressing. Cube the cheese and meat into small bites and place in 2 plastic bags, cheese in one and meat in the other and place in the refrigerator.
2
Add salad dressing over the pasta and vegetables and mix well.At this point you can refrigerate this,covered. Add the cubed meat and cheeses about 1/2 hour before the event or before serving so the cheeses don't get wet and mushy and mix well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy