Easy Salami Pasta Salad Recipe
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Easy Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

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Popular any time of the year, this crowd-pleasing pasta salad is perfect for summer picnics. Made the day before, it has a pleasant vinaigrette dressing sparked with herbs. I set aside the Parmesan cheese and add it just before the salad is served. -Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 ounces hard salami, cubed
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 349 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 945mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. Transfer to a large bowl; add salami, parsley and onions.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar and seasonings. Drizzle over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, stir in cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Salami Pasta Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p31

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justmbeth 231234
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"Wonderful light salad. Dressing completely absorbed after refrigeration. Family loved it."

heysister 32423
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"My husband likes his pasta salad without all the extra veggies and he loved this one. Just made it for a second time tonight and looking forward to having it for dinner too night"

mauishores 80897
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"My family loves this salad and I'm always asked to share the recipe. It makes a nice light lunch to bring to work too."

KScales 26336
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"The correct amount of vinegar is 1/4 cup, as now stated in the recipe here. We apologize for any confusion.

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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"As a change from the regular pasta salad, this one is really good! I get asked to make this often! It's a keeper!"

Chickadee4242 87591
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"One thing the original recipe in the taste of home cookbook 2001 it calls for 1/4 cup vinegar. 1/2 would be too much."

Chickadee4242 203863
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"This is delicious! Everyone compliments me on this dish when I make it and I make it often for family and friend get togethers."

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