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Potluck Antipasto Salad

I take this fresh-tasting, colorful salad to potluck dinners throughout the year, since everyone who tries it loves it. The pasta, garbanzo beans and pepperoni make it a nice hearty dish. —Agnes Bulkley, Hicksville, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, halved
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 4 medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large salad bowl. Stir in the next 12 ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, whisk oil and lemon juice. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Stir before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 290 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 481mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • samoanjoy
    Oct 11, 2014

    Made it for Italians & they liked it!

  • lolohiser
    Nov 25, 2013

    Another good recipe in a hurry!

  • omnijen
    May 8, 2013

    This is delicious!

  • Joscy
    Apr 8, 2013

    OMgoodness, this dish looks fantastic. Will definitely be making this time and time again. Thank you for sharing!

  • paulette23
    Aug 24, 2012

    I got this recipe from your magazine several years ago and have made it dozens of time since then. I don't use the garbanzo beans, and sometimes add cherry tomatoes. I have also substituted italian dressing in a pinch and tastes pretty much the same as the one in the recipe. Great recipe, everybody loves it.

  • CookwareKing.Net
    Jun 28, 2011

    <p>EXCELLENT RECIPE SAVER ENJOYED BY ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE WILL MAKE AGAIN FOR FUTURE GATHERINGS</p><p>

  • volley639
    Jul 24, 2010

    I made this for Memorial Day and it was a big hit. I brought the leftovers to work the next day. All of my coworkers raved about it and to this day, I'm asked to bring it any time we do a pot luck

  • lisa53202
    Aug 13, 2008

    I have made this numerous times for gatherings or just for us. Sometimes I substitute vinegar for the lemon juice.  Very good.