Really Good Pasta Salad


Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad, summer
Servings: 10 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
This Really Good Pasta Salad is a flavor-packed pasta salad recipe making it the perfect recipe for summer entertaining!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cellentani pasta - prepared al dente and cooled
  • 1/4 cup red onion - diced
  • 1 cup broccoli - chopped
  • 1 cup green olives - sliced or whole (I did a mix of both.)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese - cubed
  • 1/2 cup banana peppers - chopped
  • 1 cup mini pepperoni or pepperoni cubed
  • 1/2 cup salami - cubed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes - sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper - diced
Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic - minced
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the cooled pasta, red onion, broccoli, green olives, cheese, banana peppers, pepperoni, salami, cherry tomatoes, and green pepper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, sugar, dried parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. (About 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.)
  • Add the dressing to the bowl of pasta. Toss to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Toss again before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 13gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 618mgPotassium: 291mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 369IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 2mg
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