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Deli-Style Pasta Salad

 Deli-Style Pasta Salad
Pasta provides a base for this tongue-tingling make-ahead salad. It has lots of fresh and satisfying ingredients topped with a flavorful dressing. It's terrific to serve to company or take to a potluck. — Joyce McLennan, Algonac, Michigan
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced hard salami, julienned
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

Directions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water
  • and drain. Place in a large bowl; add the next nine ingredients.
  • In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, garlic,
  • mustard, basil, oregano, salt and pepper; shake well.
  • Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 8 hour or

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Deli-Style Pasta Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • overnight. Toss before serving. Garnish with tomatoes. Yield: 10-12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 273 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 536 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.