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Salami Pasta Salad Recipe
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Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

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The first time I tasted this delicious salad was at my wedding, and I recall, even in the blur of that day, the recipe was in high demand. That was years ago and I'm still asked to bring it to cookouts and parties! —Sarah Ryan, Geneva, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup cubed hard salami
  • 1/2 cup whole ripe olives, quartered
  • 2 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 273 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 817 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl; add the green pepper, tomatoes, pepperoni, salami, olives, cheese and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Salami Pasta Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p13

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 273 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 817 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Reviews for Salami Pasta Salad

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"I've never reviewed a recipe because I have to create an account, which was too much hassle. This recipe, however, deserves the hassle. This is one of my "hall of fame" recipes. I panfry the salami to render some of the fat, which also intensifies the salami flavor and makes it crispy and chewy. Just put the diced salami in a dry frying pan and cook on medium-low for about 15 minutes while you dice the other ingredients. Make the dressing before everything else because the sugar and salt need time to dissolve. Finally, I love this recipe because I can use up an entire package of most of the ingredients (I buy them from Trader Joe): one bag of pasta (the shells stick together in stacks, so I use other shapes of small pasta), one stick of salami, one package of green bell pepper, one small onion, one jar of olives, one pack of provolone. I don't have to store a half pack of this or quarter jar of that in my fridge afterwards, and try to remember to use t hem up later. I double the dressing recipe, and have enough pasta salad for days. It makes a good lunch to take to work or school.l"

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Have made a salad like this for years. A little Parmesan & cubed mozzarella cheese gives it a little creaminess. So good on a hot day, can be made well in advance placing the pasta in just before serving."

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"Loved this! To me, it has all the essential components of a good pasta salad, although I did use cheddar rather than provolone. Will definitely make it again!"

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"We really liked it. I had a half of a cucumber so I added that and didn't have a green bell pepper so I used a Hatch green chili and I thought it was still yummy."

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"I thought this was really good. At first I thought it was okay, but the more I ate it my opinion changed. Was a different type pasta salad than I was use to I guess, lol"

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