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Easy Salami Pasta Salad

 Easy Salami Pasta Salad
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
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 349 calories, 24 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 945 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.