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Deli-Style Pasta Salad Recipe

Deli-Style Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta provides a base for this tongue-tingling make-ahead salad. It has lots of fresh and satisfying ingredients topped with a flavorful dressing. It's terrific to serve to company or take to a potluck. — Joyce McLennan, Algonac, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 7 ounces tricolor spiral pasta
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced hard salami, julienned
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges


  • 1. Cook the pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl; add the next nine ingredients.
  • 2. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, basil, oregano, salt and pepper; shake well.
  • 3. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 8 hour or overnight. Toss before serving. Garnish with tomatoes. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 273 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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Wild-kat User ID: 5617538 252189
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"I love this salad and everything in it. I made it with smoked provolone cheese and it added additional flavor - so good! Will definitely make this again!"

lsnielson User ID: 820324 251736
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"This is our familiy's favorite recipe. We have been making it for a long time"

rwippel User ID: 4262008 250663
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"This is one of my favorite pasta salads. I love that there's meat, cheese, and vegetables in it. It's a great combination!"

ErinNHill User ID: 8851511 248050
Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"I think the marinade is good but next time might add 3/4 t. Of sugar to it because it was a bit tart."

Susan Tefre User ID: 1399322 230821
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"Our family loves this pasta salad! I've been making it since it first came out years ago! It's nice because I add lots of vegetables and adapt it to the tastes of whoever I'm serving it to. I totally love the dressing and use lots of fresh herbs in the summer."

jnjrok User ID: 1992251 45238
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"It was good, very average, but not outstanding compared to many other pasta recipes that I have tried from this site."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 18137
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"This was good, but not really the type of pasta salad we like. We ate it up, though! I added some ranch with the leftovers and that was pretty tasty!"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 45237
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"Turned out great"

gemmzy1 User ID: 7345382 48130
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"great recipe"

ALWAYSLEARNING User ID: 14859 20982
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2008

"This was extremely good! It is a little spicy with the raw garlic and onion, but a "keeper" for our family! I added about 6 fresh basil leaves, cut up when I tossed it the first time."

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