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Hero Pasta Salad Recipe
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Hero Pasta Salad Recipe

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Hide this salad until serving time, or you might be surprised to find it gone! Try adding kalamata olives, peppers or yellow tomatoes. Be creative. — Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup sliced pepperoncini
  • 4 ounces cubed provolone cheese
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced deli ham, cut into strips (2/3 cup)
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced hard salami, cut into strips (2/3 cup)
  • 5 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Nutritional Facts

2-1/2 cups equals 313 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 553 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first five ingredients until blended. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine onion, pepperoncini, cheese, meats and pasta. Just before serving, add lettuce and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hero Pasta Salad in Taste of Home

Nutritional Facts

2-1/2 cups equals 313 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 553 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

Pretty. Delicious and guilt free w/o the bread! I also added quartered black olives and for us the pepperoncini made it a 'hero' for sure. Definitely recommend it!

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

I added black olives and corn because I had some to use up. Didn't bother with the pepperoncini - don't care for it.

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