Italian Pasta Salad



Italian Pasta Salad , .


This Italian Pasta Salad is loaded with salami, pepperoni, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, basil, and tossed in an easy Italian dressing!


This Italian Pasta Salad is loaded with salami, pepperoni, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, basil, and tossed in an easy Italian dressing!

Total Time: 15 Minutes, Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients :
    Salad
  • 1 pound penne pasta or similar
  • 3 slices Genoa salami cut 1/2 inch thick pieces and cubed
  • 1 cup halved pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup mild banana pepper slices, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup halved black olives
  • 8 ounce mozzarella, cubed
  • 1/2 cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Instructions :
    Salad
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Drain under cold water. Set aside to cool.
  • Once pasta has cooled, add pasta to a large bowl along with remaining salad ingredients.
  • If not serving the salad right away, chill salad until ready to serve.
  • Dressing
  • Add all the dressing ingredients except for the olive oil in a blender or food processor.
  • While machine is running slowly stream in olive oil.
  • Continue to blend until combined.
  • Season dressing with salt and pepper.
  • When ready to serve toss pasta salad with dressing.
  • Season pasta salad with additional salt and pepper if necessary to taste.



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This Italian Pasta Salad is loaded with salami, pepperoni, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, basil, and tossed in an easy Italian dressing!

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