This Italian Pasta Salad is a delicious cold salad that can be made quickly, but that does not lack in flavor! It is packed with pasta, crisp veggies, fresh mozzarella, black olives and salami.
12 oz Rotini pasta
1 orange bell pepper
1/2 of a red onion,
1 pint cherry tomatoes
15 oz can black olives
8 oz fresh Mozzarella
8 oz sliced salami
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
– ▢1/2 tsp garlic powder
– ▢1/2 tsp salt
– ▢1/2 tsp pepper
Cook a package of Rotini pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Chop up any veggies you're adding such as peppers, black olives and tomatoes and any herbs.
Add to a large bowl along with the remaining pasta salad ingredients the chopped veggies, herbs and seasonings.
Mix well, cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve!
Other ingredients to toss into your salad: Pepperoncini would add additional zing and delicious flavor! Roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes and cucumbers are delicious additions, too.
Don’t forget to salt the water when cooking your pasta – it adds flavor!
Use grape or cherry tomatoes for this salad, OR! If you have Roma tomatoes on hand, use them!
You can serve a whole rotisserie style chicken with this delicious salad!