Salads - Slow roasted italian pasta salad recipes

Author: Martha Benenati  

This easy Italian Pasta Salad has a tangy homemade dressing and all the Italian-style ingredients like pepperoni, ham, olives, mozzarella cheese and rotini pasta. Ready in 30 Minutes or Less • Make Ahead • This delicious Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes is a perfect light pasta salad for summer BBQ's and get togethers!

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad
Italian Pasta Salad is always a big hit! This easy recipe is loaded with the bold, classic flavors everyone loves, but it's also deliciously updated with simple, healthier tweaks! • Ready in 30 Minutes or Less • Make Ahead •
Provided by: Two Healthy Kitchens LLC at www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com
Total time: 23 minutes
Cook time: 11 minutes
Prep time: 12 minutes
Yields: 10 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 15
Ingredients:
  • 12 ounces whole wheat rotini, cooked according to package instructions, drained and rinsed in cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups halved (horizontally) grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped seedless English cucumber (about half a cucumber)
  • 6 ounces diced fresh mozzarella (1/2" cubes to equal about 1 cup)
  • 2 ounces turkey pepperoni, slices quartered (to equal about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon smooth Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • additional kosher salt to taste (up to about 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon, see note)
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 87 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 8 grams carbohydrates
  • Cholesterol: 10 milligrams cholesterol
  • Fat: 5 grams fat
  • Fiber: 1 grams fiber
  • Protein: 4 grams protein
  • Saturated Fat: 2 grams saturated fat
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Sodium: 176 milligrams sodium
  • Sugar: 2 grams sugar
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams trans fat
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 grams unsaturated fat
How to cook:
  1. In a large bowl, combine cooled pasta, tomatoes, cucumber, mozzarella, pepperoni, and onion.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk vinegar, oil, honey, mustard, salt, oregano, basil, and black pepper until emulsified. (Note that this dressing is difficult to emulsify completely. If you want it more emulsified, you can whiz it in a small food processor for a minute or two.)
  3. Pour about 1/2 cup of the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. If serving salad immediately, you can add more dressing at this time. But, if you are making the salad ahead, wait to add the rest of the dressing until just before serving (see note).
  4. Before serving, season with additional salt if needed (see note).
Notes: Italian Pasta Salad, 8oz dry rotini pasta. 1 english cucumber, diced. 4oz mozzarella cheese, cubed into small pieces. 10 slices of salami, cut into strips. 1/4 cup …

Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes
This delicious Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes is a perfect light pasta salad for summer BBQ's and get togethers! Slow roasted tomatoes are combined with pasta, olives and basil. Everything is drizzled with a simple, fresh, lemon-based dressing that just screams SUMMER!!
Provided by: Casey Rooney
Total time: 135 minutes
Cook time: 120 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 13
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar (red wine vinegar works, too!)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tsp dried oregano (or Italian seasoning)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 lb. orzo pasta (any shape pasta works)
  • 2 pints roasted tomatoes (See Note 1)
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn or roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes or freshly ground black pepper (optional )
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 349 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 48 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g
  • Fat: 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Sodium: 453 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 6.2 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Boil orzo (or other pasta) according to al dente, according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, in a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
  3. Drain pasta and run under cold water to stop cooking and help cool down the pasta quickly.
  4. Add pasta to a large serving bowl. Then, add kalamata olives, roasted cherry tomatoes, basil leaves and Parmesan cheese. Toss everything with the dressing until pasta is well coated. Add red pepper flakes or fresh ground pepper, if you like.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate. I like serving this salad at room temperature, so pull it out of the fridge 30-60 minutes before you are ready to serve. Pasta salad keeps great in the fridge and can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
Notes: Zesty Italian Pasta Salad Recipe, The presentation of the rainbow layer of colors is my all-time favorite. Here’s the step by step layering I do when making this Italian Pasta Salad for a care package! Finish off the jar with a …

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad
This easy Italian Pasta Salad has a tangy homemade dressing and all the Italian-style ingredients like pepperoni, ham, olives, mozzarella cheese and rotini pasta. Make it ahead and the leftovers keep well, too!
Provided by: April Anderson
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Cuisine: Italian-American
Number of ingredients: 16
Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces rotini (see note)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 finely diced red onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved (see note)
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-sized pieces (or use the mini balls)
  • 5 ounces pepperoni (see note)
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 (2.25-oz) canned sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley, plus extra for garnish
Nutrition:
  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 527 calories
  • Sugar: 4.2g
  • Sodium: 1115.6mg
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 25.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.3g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 19.2g
  • Cholesterol: 55.4mg
How to cook:
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the salt and pasta. Boil the pasta according to package instructions (should be about 10ish minutes). When it’s done, drain it and then spread it in an even layer on a sheet pan to cool while you prep the rest of the salad.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk all of the ingredients for the dressing until well combined. Add the cooked pasta and all of the other ingredients and toss it all together until everything is evenly coated in the dressing and well mixed. Garnish with extra parsley.
Notes: Italian Pasta Salad, Drain and rinse under cool water. Place the pasta in a large bowl and add the salami, pepperoni, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives, parsley …

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad
Provided by: Julia Pacheco
Total time: 55 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Cuisine: Italian
Number of ingredients: 8
Ingredients:
  • 8oz dry rotini pasta
  • 1 english cucumber, diced
  • 4oz mozzarella cheese, cubed into small pieces
  • 10 slices of salami, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Italian dressing
How to cook:
  1. To a large pot of boiling water on the stove add the pasta and cook according to the box instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool down.
  2. Add the pasta to a large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Stir well and refrigerate for an hour. Enjoy!
Notes: Italian Pasta Salad Recipe, Add cooled pasta to an extra large bowl along with salami, tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, red onion, mozzarella pearls, parmesan, parsley and basil. Whisk dressing once more then pour …
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