Recipe by Trish
"A quick and flavorful pasta salad with salami and bell peppers."
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1 (12 ounce) package
tri-color rotini pasta
Italian salami, finely diced
green bell pepper, sliced
red bell pepper, sliced
red onion, chopped
Italian-style salad dressing
1 (6 ounce) can
sliced black olives
small fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine)
3 (.7 ounce) packages
dry Italian-style salad dressing mix, or to taste
shredded Parmesan cheese
FANTASTIC!!! This has to be one of the best pasta salads that I have made, but I do advise to start w/ just one packet of dried Italian dressing mix and go from there (one was all I used and it was perfect for us). I also used one packet to make the dressing that was used in the salad. I grated my parmesan fresh (maybe used a little more than called for, lol), and I think that made a HUGE difference, so definitely do that. I had no fresh mozz. on hand, so I used block and that was fine, but I can't wait to try it w/ the fresh. Hubby commented several times on how much he liked this, so that's saying something. I will def be making this often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)
Loved it! This pasta salad was a HUGE hit with my guys. I know it is because it had meat in it! I used 1 cup of store brought Italian salad dressing. I did omit the olives, as we don’t care for them. I started with 1 – 7oz. pkg. of dry Italian dressing, and it added enough flavor for us, so I did omit the other 2 packages. This is a salad that improves in flavor the longer it has a chance to meld. It lasted great for a few days to pack in lunches. That is big in this house, as we have 3 people who pack almost every day. This will be a “used often” recipe to have for summer cookouts.
Brought this to the fam reunion it was a huge hit but I only used 1 pkg of the dry italian salad mix
Recipe turned out great, first time ever making pasta salad and will definitely keep this recipe for next time.
We really liked this quick and easy pasta salad. I had to improvise by using shredded mozzarella and only used the dressing, not the dry mix and it was still fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Trish!
Tastes good but less oil in the dressing. And only used one seasoning Italian packet.
DH gave this a rare "5 stars" but I'm giving it 4 stars just because I think it could use about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of Italian dressing since the pasta tends to soak up the dressing. All in all a very good pasta salad and a great make ahead dinner and one that could easily be added to ... next time I'll add some grape tomatoes as well.
My family really liked this. Like a lot of reviewers I only used one packet of Italian seasoning and that combined with salad dressing was very flavorful. The tri-colored pasta and all the additions made it look very appealing and also taste great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Quick Italian Pasta Salad
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 189
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