Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe


Italian Dressing INGREDIENTS (or buy a bottle of premade if you prefer)


  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar, or white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey, or more, to taste (can substitute sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, optional


Italian Dressing INSTRUCTIONS



  • Combine all ingredients in a jar with a lid (you can also mix in a bowl with a whisk). Seal the lid tightly and shake vigorously until well combined.
  • Use dressing immediately or store in the sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Pasta Salad Ingredients

1 -16 oz box rotini pasta (I used tri color)

1 pkg grape tomatoes

1 pkg turkey pepperoni, slice into fourths

1 can sliced black olives

1 yellow bell pepper (or any color)

1 pkg mozzarella cheese slices, cut into small squares

1 bottle of Italian dressing (or make from scratch - recipe) above

Sliced Peperoncini peppers (optional if u like a little spice)


Pasta salad Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to pkg instructions.
  2. While pasta cooks start cutting up all other ingredients and put in large bowl.
  3. When pasta is finished, drain it and add it to the large bowl with the other ingredients.
  4. Add dressing and mix! Enjoy warm or cold!


Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.