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. :)
Brought this to the fam reunion it was a huge hit but I only used 1 pkg of the dry italian salad mix
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.
Tastes good but less oil in the dressing. And only used one seasoning Italian packet.
I made this for a family birthday party and everyone seemed to like it. I made a few changes, but only due to not having the ingredients. I used mini pepperoni instead of the Italian sausage, I only used 1 package of the dry Italian dressing (per other reviews) and I did not have shredded parmesan cheese. I don't think any of this altered the taste of the pasta. My husband said it is a "keeper".
This is the best pasta salad I have ever had. I've made this numerous times and I've had no complaints.
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!
* 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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