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deli-style pasta salad

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Linda Easley
Queen Creek, AZ

The flavors blend wonderfully when it is chilled overnight and keeps well for several days. A great dish for picnic or potlucks. I have friends asking for the recipe whenever I make this dish.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a simple pasta salad recipe that's well balanced and completely delicious. The savory chopped salami goes so well with the mild provolone cheese. Then, the saltiness from the olives pairs wonderfully with the sweetness from the fresh tomatoes. It's all tossed together with a colorful rotini pasta and dressed with zesty Italian dressing. Serve this as a side dish, but it's hearty enough to be a light main meal too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For deli-style pasta salad

  • 1 pkg
    tricolor spiral pasta (16 ounces)
  • 2 md
    plum tomatoes, seeded and julienned
  • 8 oz
    sliced provolone, julienned
  • 8 oz
    sliced salami, julienned
  • 1 sm
    red onion, thinly slice and separated into rings
  • 1 can
    sliced ripe olives, drained (2.25 ounces)
  • 1/4 c
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar
    stuffed green olives, drained and sliced (5.75 ounces)
  • 1 bottle
    Kraft Zesty Italian salad dressing (8 ounces)

How To Make deli-style pasta salad

  • Boiling the pasta.
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Rinsing the cooked pasta.
    Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Pasta, tomatoes, salami, cheese, onion, olives, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, salami, cheese, onion, olives, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Italian dressing added to the bowl.
    Add dressing and toss to coat.
  • Deli-Style Pasta Salad ready to be refrigerated.
    Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.