Side dish - Italian pasta salad with olives recipes

Author: Kelly Shoals  

Super easy pasta salad - with pasta, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami, pepperoncini, olives, and easy Italian dressing. Packed with veggies, salami, and cheese and tossed with zesty Italian dressing, this Italian pasta salad makes for the perfect lunch or summer side dish!

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad
Loaded and refreshing! Made with tender pasta, smoked salami, fresh veggies and herbs, two types of cheese, and a tangy homemade Italian dressing. Perfect for a picnic or summer dinner.
Provided by: Jaclyn
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yields: 12 servings
Cuisine: American,Italian
Number of ingredients: 18
  • 16 oz. dry rotini
  • 10 oz. hard salami, (sliced 1/4-inch thick then chopped)
  • 3 cups (16 oz.) grape tomatoes, (halved)
  • 1 (6 oz.) can black olives, (sliced)
  • 2 cups chopped bell peppers ((I like to use yellow and green))
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella pearls*
  • 3 oz. freshly grated parmesan,** ((3/4 cup))
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil***
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, (or to taste)
  • Salt (and freshly ground black pepper)
  • Calories: 529 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 36 g
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Fat: 35 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 38 mg
  • Sodium: 1005 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 23 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package (I boil in 5 quarts water with 1 Tbsp salt) just barely to al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water then drain pasta.
  2. Immediately transfer pasta to a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet and spread out to cool for 15 minutes.
  3. While pasta is cooking and cooling chop ingredients and prepare dressing.
  4. For the dressing whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, mustard, honey, garlic, red pepper flakes and season lightly with salt and then pepper to taste.
  5. Add cooled pasta to an extra large bowl along with salami, tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, red onion, mozzarella pearls, parmesan, parsley and basil.
  6. Whisk dressing once more then pour over ingredients in bowl along with 1/4 cup pasta water. Toss well to evenly coat. Thin with more pasta water as desired and season with more salt as needed.
  7. It can be served right away or for a colder, more refreshing pasta salad, chill for 1 - 2 hours (or up to 3 days).
Notes: Italian Pasta Salad, Ingredients · ½ lb. pasta, uncooked · 3 oz. salami (about 80 grams) · 1 + ½ cup grape tomatoes (1 pint), halved · ½ green bell pepper, chopped · ½ red bell pepper,

The Best Easy Pasta Salad

The Best Easy Pasta Salad
Super easy pasta salad - with pasta, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami, pepperoncini, olives, and easy Italian dressing. DANGEROUSLY GOOD.
Provided by: Pinch of Yum
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yields: 10 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 17
  • 1 pound uncooked pasta
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese balls, cut in half
  • 1 lb. salami or summer sausage, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 3/4 cup pepperoncini (optional, but do it)
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar (white vinegar or red wine vinegar work)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2 tablespoons coarse sea salt (yes, tablespoons – see notes section!)
  • 2 cloves garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons each dry oregano and dry basil
  • black pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs if you want! sometimes I add fresh parsley, basil, or chives.
  • Calories: 398 calories
  • Sugar: 2.8 g
  • Sodium: 642.1 mg
  • Fat: 30.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrate: 25.8 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.4 mg
How to cook:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, in salted water for more flavor. Allow to cool slightly and toss with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Blend up the dressing, or shake together in a jar.
  3. Toss all ingredients together! I like to use about three-fourths of the dressing, and then I save the rest of the dressing to add to my leftovers.
  4. Keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. I think it actually tastes best the day AFTER you make it.
Notes: Best Homemade Italian Pasta Salad, For the Italian Salad Dressing (or substitute about 1 ½ cups bottled zesty italian dressing): · ▢ 3/4 cup olive oil · ▢ 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Quick Italian Pasta Salad

Quick Italian Pasta Salad
A quick and flavorful Italian pasta salad with salami and bell peppers.
Provided by: Trish
Total time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 0 servings
Number of ingredients: 10
  • 1 (12 ounce) package tri-color rotini pasta
  • ¾ pound Italian salami, finely diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 8 ounces small fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine)
  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • 3 (.7 ounce) packages dry Italian-style salad dressing mix, or to taste
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Calories: 370.9 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 29.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 46 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.4 g
  • Sodium: 1893.1 mg
  • Sugar: 5.4 g
How to cook:
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rotini pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
  2. Combine pasta, salami, bell peppers, onion, mozzarella balls, and olives in a large bowl. Add salad dressing and toss to coat.
  3. Season pasta salad with dry salad dressing mix and stir to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.
Notes: Italian Pasta Salad Recipe, Easy Italian Pasta Salad in a bowl with rotini noodles, cucumbers, olives, tomatoes. This easy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe is one of my favorite summer cold

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad
Packed with veggies, salami, and cheese and tossed with zesty Italian dressing, this Italian pasta salad makes for the perfect lunch or summer side dish!
Provided by: Jamie Lothridge
Total time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 10 servings
Number of ingredients: 12
  • 1 pound bowtie pasta, or other similar shaped pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces Italian salami, sliced into strips or diced
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ of a medium red onion, diced small
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and diced
  • 1 small English cucumber, diced
  • 8 ounces colby jack cheese, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing
  • dash of hot sauce
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • Calories: 368 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 27 grams carbohydrates
  • Cholesterol: 51 milligrams cholesterol
  • Fat: 21 grams fat
  • Fiber: 2 grams fiber
  • Protein: 17 grams protein
  • Saturated Fat: 9 grams saturated fat
  • Sodium: 677 milligrams sodium
  • Sugar: 3 grams sugar
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams trans fat
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11 grams unsaturated fat
How to cook:
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water, then add to a large bowl with the olive oil. Toss to coat and let the pasta cool.
  2. Add the salami, vegetables, cheese, dressing and hot sauce to the pasta; toss to combine. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate before serving.
Notes: Tri-Color Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing, Ingredients · 1 pound tri-color rotini pasta · 2 cups Italian Dressing · 8 ounces mozzarella cheese diced · 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved · 8 ounces
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