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Easy Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

Easy Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

Popular any time of the year, this crowd-pleasing pasta salad is perfect for summer picnics. Made the day before, it has a pleasant vinaigrette dressing sparked with herbs. I set aside the Parmesan cheese and add it just before the salad is served. -Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating YIELD:8 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 ounces hard salami, cubed
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. Transfer to a large bowl; add salami, parsley and onions.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar and seasonings. Drizzle over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, stir in cheese. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 349 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 945mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 231234
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"Wonderful light salad. Dressing completely absorbed after refrigeration. Family loved it."

heysister User ID: 5510817 32423
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"My husband likes his pasta salad without all the extra veggies and he loved this one. Just made it for a second time tonight and looking forward to having it for dinner too night"

mauishores User ID: 1088145 80897
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"My family loves this salad and I'm always asked to share the recipe. It makes a nice light lunch to bring to work too."

KScales User ID: 3262967 26336
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"The correct amount of vinegar is 1/4 cup, as now stated in the recipe here. We apologize for any confusion.

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[email protected] User ID: 1193357 33449
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"As a change from the regular pasta salad, this one is really good! I get asked to make this often! It's a keeper!"

Chickadee4242 User ID: 3936921 87591
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"One thing the original recipe in the taste of home cookbook 2001 it calls for 1/4 cup vinegar. 1/2 would be too much."

Chickadee4242 User ID: 3936921 203863
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"This is delicious! Everyone compliments me on this dish when I make it and I make it often for family and friend get togethers."

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