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Deli-Style Italian Pasta Salad

When I'm having weekend guests, I make this salad the day before they arrive. The flavors blend wonderfully when it is chilled overnight, and it keeps well for several days. It's also a great dish to take along to a picnic or potluck. -Jill Evely, Wilmore, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and julienned
  • 8 ounces sliced salami, julienned
  • 8 ounces provolone cheese, julienned
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 jar (5-3/4 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, salami, provolone cheese, onion, olives and cheese. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 381 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 1158mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • oscars10
    Apr 1, 2020

    This is the best pasta salad I have ever had! I wait each year for fresh homegrown tomatoes and then it is salad time, the homegrown tomatoes make this recipe.

  • travelingwhisk
    Sep 2, 2013

    Love pasta salad on hot summer days, made this salad added pepperoni and subbed Olive oil vinegar dressing for Italian. was quick and plentiful

  • mamamarie
    Jul 18, 2013

    Made this for my husband and I with some changes. Did not add salami, added turkey. Used black olives instead of pimiento olives, also added Italian cured olives and used olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

  • pacindy
    Jun 24, 2013

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  • sls777
    May 8, 2013

    This was delicious! I added cucumber and used cubed cheddar jack cheese instead. Great for picnics.

  • debtater1
    May 2, 2013

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  • anchortown68
    Apr 28, 2012

    So simple and delicious. Goes great with BBQ chicken and corn on the cob.

  • dotilu
    May 18, 2011

    This is the only way I will make pasta salad from now on! I added a small can of chick peas and some julienned ham. This really tastes like a hoagie! I put it on a bed of Romain lettuce for a meal! I will be making this again in a few days to take to a party on Sat. night! Delish! This is a keeper! Thanks!

  • FriedaG
    Jan 26, 2010

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  • kelly1376
    Sep 5, 2007

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