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Pasta Salad a la Honeybear Recipe

Pasta Salad a la Honeybear

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"This is my take on several different pasta salads I have tried. It's my daughter's favorite and I have taken it to several picnics and BBQs and it's always a bit hit. At serving time if pasta seems a little dry, drizzle with some olive oil and mix again."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 40 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
  2. Mix rotini, red onion, roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, artichoke hearts, salami, green olives, black olives, pepperoncini peppers, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk Italian-style dressing and mayonnaise together in a small bowl; pour over rotini mixture and toss to coat. Add Parmesan cheese and mix well. Refrigerate salad at least 2 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 03, 2012

Um, YUM!!! I did not have salami, I used turkey pepperoni instead (I know, I know.....pepperoni is NOT salami but hey, you go with what you have on hand, right?). I also doubled the italian seasoning, doubled the amount of mayonnaise/italian dressing and the mayonnaise I used was reduced fat. This salad was off the HOOK. I think the only thing we were missing in this salad was chopped fresh roma tomatoes but really, even then we were too busy stuffing our faces with it to care. To say we loved it--HUGE understatement.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 12, 2014

I like 99% of the recipes on here, but every once in a while there is one that doesn't click. I made this (to the tee according to the recipe) for a dinner reception for a large group of children...over 50 people. The kids (and parents) took one or two bites and didn't eat any more. I felt bad, but like I said, some recipes just don't work.

May 28, 2012

We LOVED this! I did need to use more Italian dressing than called for, a little less Italian seasoning (personal preference) and used tri-colored wheels instead of rotini (per my little guy), but those were my only changes. All of the ingredients went together very well, and I liked the addition of the mayo in this. I will be making this again and again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jul 08, 2012

So good!!! Used rotini pasta instead. Made 4 times in just last few weeks!!! No onion after the first batch. Great side dish ..everyone loves it!

Jul 05, 2012

I have made a similar pasta salad for years but never added the peppers and artichoke hearts. It was very good. Did add 4T of McCormick Salad Supreme and a little bit of French dressing. But it is 5 star as written!

Jul 31, 2012

This recipe is awesome! I made it for a family gathering, and it was a hit! Everyone complimented me on the pasta salad. I am actually planning on making it again tonight so my husband and I can have it for our lunches. It was a little time consuming but totally worth it! I also used Greek dressing, as someone else suggested. I also used grated romano instead of shredded parmesan (accidentally did this; didn't notice it said shredded). I did not measure it; I just put in what felt right. I also added some pepperoni. You will need more dressing. I made it as directed then made another batch of the dressing on the side and added it right before serving it. DELICIOUS!!!

Jun 05, 2012

We LOVED this recipe! I only changed a few things. Greek dressing instead of Italian and Kalamata Olives instead of black. So good! I prefer it warm, but cold is good too!

Mar 30, 2013

Everybody loved it! Lots of ingredients so it took a bit to put together but well worth the trouble.


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  • Calories
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 1375 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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