Salami Pasta Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
- 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
- 1/2 cup cubed hard salami
- 1/2 cup whole ripe olives, quartered
- 2 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl; add the green pepper, tomatoes, pepperoni, salami, olives, cheese and onion.
- In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 273 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 817mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.
May 28, 2018
This was a big hit at a recent cookout. It was perfectly seasoned. I left out the black olives. This salad is hearty enough that I took leftovers to work as my lunch. This recipe will be added to my go-to summer salad list.
May 24, 2018
I made a salad simular to this and thought I would look around to find a recipe. Bingo! Will try your version next, sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!
Aug 18, 2017
Delish!! This is my new go to pasta recipe, thank you for sharing.
Aug 10, 2017
I normally never eat pasta salad, but this recipe is the one exception I've found. I'll even use this for lunch if I don't have access to a microwave.
Dec 6, 2016
My family is crazy for this one and volunteer to cut up the goodies. I've never been a huge pasta salad fan, but can't wait to make this one for summer gatherings.
Sep 3, 2016
Four stars because I changed green pepper to red pepper, and left out black olives because I really, really don't like them. The salad was a very nice change. No Italian dressing, you make it yourself which I really liked. Makes a lot, but holds up well leftover.
Jul 30, 2016
This is the second time I am making this salad in as many weeks. It is great, easy to make and everybody loves it. The only slight changes I make are to the dressing. I reduce the salt to half a teaspoon (plenty of salt in the pepperoni and salami) and I also reduce the sugar to one tablespoon. I'm sure you could add different types of peppers or cheese to suit the individual taste. This is a must have recipe!
Jul 20, 2016
This was really easy to make and it had a different taste than the generic "Italian pasta salad". I think the sugar and red wine vinegar really went well together. The result was a very light taste, not overwhelming whatsoever. Perfect for a salad. I made some minor changes: used mini wheels pasta (same amount stated), summer sausage instead of salami, and swiss cheese instead of provolone. Turned out great!
Jul 14, 2016
This salad is a keeper. The only changes I made was to microwave the salami and pepperoni cubes on paper towels for three minutes to absorb some of the fat. Let it cool then add to salad. Also used honey instead of sugar in dressing.
Aug 14, 2015
This is my favorite pasta salad. I have made it for my family almost every week during the summer, as well as for picnics and parties and always get lots of compliments. I use the 6 oz package of prepared diced pepperoni, a purple onion instead of white/yellow, a whole red pepper (instead of 3/4 cup green), colby cheese with jalapeno for a little extra zip (instead of milder provolone), and genoa salami. Personal preference, I do not add the olives or tomatoes. I usually double the recipe, which also means doubling the dressing. I'm sure you could add almost anything else to this salad....carrots (diced or shredded), celery, etc....and not go wrong.
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