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!

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
Instructions
Salad
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. 
  2. Drain under cold water. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once pasta has cooled, add pasta to a large bowl along with remaining salad ingredients.