Pasta Salad

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Belinda Loucks

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@bettyboop97055

Whenever I make this pasta salad everyone always asks me to make it again. It is always a big hit that's for sure. And you can alter it however you like with your favorite items.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love a nice cold pasta salad. This one was so colorful! It has a lot of ingredients but they all pair so well with one another. The cheese and salami add a heartiness to the salad, while the pepperoncinis give it a kick of spice. This would be great served at a BBQ or picnic this summer. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 box
    spiral pasta (I use multi-color), 16 ounce
  • 2 c
    grape tomatoes (or cherry cut in half)
  • 1 large
    orange or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 c
    green or black olives, or a little of both
  • 1 c
    marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 c
    diced pepperocinis
  • 1/2 lb
    sliced salami, cut slices in quarters
  • 1/2 lb
    provolone cheese, cut into 1/2" sections
  • 2 stick
    celery, chopped
  • 1 small
    red onion, diced
  • 2 c
    broccoli florets (bite sized)
  • 1 c
    feta cheese
  • 1-1/2 - 2 bottle
    Paul Newman Italian dressing (that's what I prefer)

How to Make Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a LARGE mixing bowl start adding all of your chopped up vegetables, add all the cheeses and salami. Some of the amount of these ingredients vary depending on personal preference.
  3. Add 1 bottle of salad dressing and stir. You will probably need to add 1/2 of the 2nd bottle. Stir and refrigerate. Before serving, add the other 1/2 of the 2nd bottle. As the salad sits it will absorb the salad dressing, so be sure to save that 2nd 1/2 of the 2nd bottle before serving. Enjoy!

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About Pasta Salad

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Picnic Picks!




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