Antipasto (pasta) Salad

Antipasto (pasta) Salad

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Cathie Valentine


I made this salad for a Mario themed baby shower where I prepared all Italian dishes. It was a huge success!!


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25 or so
1 Hr
9 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 box
    rotini pasta (or other spiral pasta)
  • 1/2 bottle
    olive garden italian salad dressing (i get at sam's) or other light italian dressing
  • 1 c
    hard salami, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 lb
    boiled ham, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1/2
    green pepper, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2
    red pepper, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 bunch
    fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 3/4 c
    mozzerella cheese, cut into bite size chunks
  • 3/4 c
    provolone cheese, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1/2 c
    asiago cheese, grated
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c
    green olives, cut into bite size chunks (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    blac olives, remove the seed and cut into bite size pieces

How to Make Antipasto (pasta) Salad


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until firm (around 9 minutes) Drain and let cool completely.
  2. While the pasta is cooking and cooling down, begin chopping all your veggies, meats, and cheeses. (also grate the asiago cheese). **Note, i leave olives whole and place in a separate bowl and let my guest put in salad if they want them**
  3. Combine all ingredients(except dressing) into a large bowl with a top that seals completely. Season with salt and pepper. close lid. Can prepare the night before and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. Right before serving, mix well with dressing. This makes a wonderful lunch with some garlic bread or Italian bread and butter.
  5. NOTE-I went to my local grocery store deli and asked them to cut the "square loaf of boiled ham" and asked them to cut it as thick as they could. She told me #10 is the thickest cut (I think 1 slab was right at a pound-just have them weigh it) Also, I got my salami from Harry and David.

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About Antipasto (pasta) Salad

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

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