Awesome Pasta Salad
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Awesome Pasta Salad

Irlandes 3

"This is the best pasta salad I've ever eaten, and people request it frequently. It's a very easy, light side dish for a picnic or dinner."
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40 m servings 310 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 913 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pasta with tomatoes, cheese, salami, pepperoni, green pepper, olives, and pimentos. Pour in salad dressing, and toss to coat.


  1. 439 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I make this all the time & we LOVE it (especially my father-in-law)! I use tri color rotini, grape tomatoes, pepperonchinis instead of the green peppers, and some chunked red onion. I also use...

Most helpful critical review

This had promise, but there was not nearly enough dressing. Came out kind of flavorless. If I made it again, I would use a full 16 oz of dressing.

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I make this all the time & we LOVE it (especially my father-in-law)! I use tri color rotini, grape tomatoes, pepperonchinis instead of the green peppers, and some chunked red onion. I also use...

For as easy and versatile as this one is, it deserves 5 stars! I made this for a bridal shower and it went over as a huge hit! I did omit the olives and used a little less tomatoes BUT I then ad...

This is a great pasta salad because it has things that just about everyone likes. I added zucchini, a red bell pepper, and some fresh mozarella, and i only used a small can of sliced black oliv...

I am so picky when it comes to pasta salad! This is Awesome!! I followed the advice of MC_MA_OF_3 and dried the pasta on a clean dish towel. I also substituted the green peppers for pepperonc...

this was a big hit with everyone. Based on previous recommendations I used robust italian dressing. I skipped the salami, but added about 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan and a half a red onion (fine...

Wow! Everyone loved this. Followed other reviewers suggestions...added zucchini. Omitted olives and pimentos. Used small vine ripened tomatoes cut in half. Wishbone Robust was discontinued ...

This a favorite summertime recipe that I love to take to picnics! I omit the pimentos, and I add black olives, pepperoncini peppers, and a combination of fresh mozzarella and provolone cheeses....

This Pasta Salad recipe is so very easy to adapt to personal taste and a great recipe to start with. I never measure amounts when making this salad yet it comes out great every time. To me, the ...

I served this at a large family gathering, and got rave reviews! I added broccoli, and subsituted most of provolone with mozzarella and cheddar cheese just because of personal preference.

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