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Summer Pasta Salad II Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Summer Pasta Salad II

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"This is the pasta salad that my mom makes. It's even better the day after."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rotini pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. In a bowl combine cooked pasta, red pepper, zucchini, onion, olives, artichoke hearts, broccoli, salami, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Toss until well mixed. Pour on one cup of the dressing and mix well. Cool in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to eat, toss with remaining one cup of dressing, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic. Garnish with tomato wedges
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 08, 2007

It drives me crazy when people change the recipe then rate the original recipe! I followed RECIPE EXACTLY...it WAS GREAT! I love pasta salad but never really made my own until this recipe. Since making the original recipe, I have played with it a little, I added green olives also. IT ALWAYS COMES OUT GREAT. Thank you.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 31, 2007

While the dressing is enough for the noodles, the ratio is off between them and the other ingredients. It was good and I will make again, but only with some changes especially less meat.

 
Jun 24, 2005

This is a great dish, very colorful. I made a few adjstments however. I like to make this salad a day in advance to let the flavors mix together. I add the garlic when i first make it. I also eliminated the peperoni and decreased the salami to 1/4 lb. One pound of meat is too much for this dish. Finally, i use Kraft Roasted Red Peppper with Parmesan dressing. The dressing really makes the salad.

 
Aug 01, 2006

Fantastic! I omitted almost half of the ingredients and it's still good. I left out the artichoke, black olives, zucchini, garlic, red onion and salami. I used the KraftsRoasted Red pepper Italian Dressing with Parmesan. I can't wait until tomorrow. I'm trying to allow the flavors a chance to blend.

 
Sep 24, 2007

I thought this was good but not the best I have had. I felt that there was a little too much meat and cheese. I would definitely cut that back the next time.

 
Sep 03, 2004

I MADE THIS FOR A PARTY AND IT WAS A BIG HIT!!! I MADE MY OWN ITALIAN DRESSING AND DID NOT ADD THE ZUCCHINI ( RAN OUT OF IT) I ALSO SOAKED THE ARTICHOKE HEARTS TO GET MOST OF THE VINAGAR TASTE OUT. WILL MAKE AGAIN!!!!!!!

 
Jun 19, 2007

this is a great and easy summer pasta salad to make for BBQ's. Followed exactly except I left out salami. Thanks for a keeper!!

 
Jun 20, 2011

This was quite good and versitile. I added some fresh spinach and my own vinaigrette.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 505 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 36.3 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1900 mg
  • 76%

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

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