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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

14 servings

This beautiful, hearty antipasto pasta salad is ideal for picnics because it's mayo-free. It's also really easy and a huge hit wherever I take it. —Becky Melton, Orlando, Florida

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) giardiniera, drained and cut
  • 2 cans (one 3.8 ounces, one 2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 jar (5-3/4 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 8 ounces summer sausage, cubed
  • 8 ounces pepper Jack cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the giardiniera, olives, red peppers, sausage, cheese and pasta. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 336 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 1006mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • rrratgirl
    May 20, 2014

    Mjill, antipasto means before the pasta course. It's an Italian word, so anti does not mean "against" like it does in English. At any rate, looking forward to trying this. Looks wonderful! I'll leave out the sausage and cheese and either add smoked tofu or veggie pepperoni. :)

  • jlgillen
    Jul 27, 2013

    The salad was beautiful and delicious!

  • mjill
    Jul 30, 2012

    This is not anitopasto salad; anti means no, pasto means pasta; so "no pasta"...antipasto

  • candymae
    Sep 3, 2011

    I WOULD LIKE TOTRY THIS RECIPE BUTON LOW SODIUM DIET, HOW I LOSE SOME OF THE SALT

  • toni.m
    Sep 2, 2011

    For those who don't know, Giardinera is basically pickled cauliflower, carrots, celery, onions and peppers and can be found in the Italian section of your grocery store. I made this but I used salami instead of the summer sausage cause there is nothing italian about summer sausage. I also used provolone cheese... Yum!

  • Donalee2
    Sep 1, 2011

    I HAVEN'T TRIED THIS BUT WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GIARDINIERA. I HAVE NEVER HEARD IF THAT. I AM NOT REALLY FOND OF GREEN OLIVES EITHER SO WOULD PROBABLY LEAVE THEM OUT.

  • denorr605
    Jun 2, 2011

    Took to work. Everyone loved it. I left out the giardiniera and added grape tomatoes. Delicious!