Zesty Italian Pasta Salad recipes - Main course

Author: Cindy Keshishian  

Pasta, veggies, cheese, and Italian dressing mixed together and topped with parmesan cheese and parsley Simple but so flavorful with fresh crunchy veggies, savory salami, creamy mozzarella and a zesty dressing, this pasta salad is a perfect addition to any party. Zesty Italian Pasta Salad is an easy classic pasta salad made with lots of vegetables and a bottled Italian dressing.

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
A quick throw together salad that is full of great flavor. A nice salad to use some of those fresh garden vegetables.
Provided by: RecipeTips
Total time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yields: 0 servings
Number of ingredients: 7
Ingredients:
  • 16 ounces regular rotini noodles or multi-colored (or any similar pasts will work)
  • 1/2 green pepper - diced
  • 1/2 red pepper - diced
  • 2 cups fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, or tomatoes - cut to bite size pieces
  • 1 small can of sliced black olives or 3/4 cup whole green olives (or both, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar Wishbone Italian dressing
How to cook:
  1. Cook noodles until they are al-dente.
  2. Place pasta in a large bowl; add the peppers, drained olives, other vegetables of choice, and the cheese.
  3. Pour in half of the dressing and stir into the other ingredients. Determine if you want to add more dressing. The ingredients should be well coated but there should not be dressing setting in the bottom of the bowl. The salad will soak up some of the dressing as it sets but you do not want to over dress it. If necessary, you can always add a little more dressing just before serving.
  4. Mix and let sit overnight in the refrigerator or until thoroughly chilled.
Notes: Classic Italian Pasta Salad Recipe, Ingredients · Deselect All · 8 ounces rotelle or spiral pasta, cooked and drained · 2-1/2 cups assorted cut-up fresh vegetables (broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, bell

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
Zesty Italian Pasta Salad is an easy classic pasta salad made with lots of vegetables and a bottled Italian dressing. We enjoy this salad as a meal during the hot Summer months when you need something refreshing and light.
Provided by: Chef Alli
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Cuisine: Italian
Number of ingredients: 11
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. rotini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups Wishbone Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 - 1 cup medium black olives (as desired )
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeds and membranes removed, diced )
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved lengthwise )
  • 4 oz. hard salami ( sliced into strips )
  • 2 oz. mini pepperoni
  • 8 oz. mini mozzarella balls
  • 2 Tbs. sliced pepperoncini peppers (optional )
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Nutrition:
  • Carbohydrate: 51 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Fat: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg
  • Sodium: 1273 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Calories: 519 kcal
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Cook the rotini pasta according to package directions; drain well and reserve.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the sliced red onion, olives, bell pepper, tomatoes, salami, pepperoni, mozzarella balls, and pepperoncini; drizzle with the salad dressing then gently toss once more. Top with the Parmesan, then cover and store in the fridge. Salad is best served at room temperature.Reserve the remaining 1/2 cup salad dressing to toss with the salad just prior to serving.
Notes: Wish-Bone Zesty Robusto Italian Dressing, Made with the signature Wish-Bone recipe, garlic and oregano, this Italian dressing adds an extra zesty flourish of bold flavor to marinades, pasta salads and

Robusto Italian Pasta Salad

Robusto Italian Pasta Salad
Pasta, veggies, cheese, and Italian dressing mixed together and topped with parmesan cheese and parsley
Provided by: Stacy Roman
Total time: 47 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Cuisine: American,Italian
Number of ingredients: 12
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box (1 lb.) Colored Rotini Pasta (Or pasta of choice)
  • 1 8 oz. Bottle Wishbone Robusto Italian Dressing (Or dressing of choice )
  • 8 oz. Pepperoni (Sliced in half or quartered )
  • 1/2 Red Onion (Diced )
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper (Diced )
  • 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes (Sliced in half)
  • 1 cup Cubed Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Cubed Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Black Olives (Sliced)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Chopped Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
How to cook:
  1. Cook Pasta to Al Dante as directed on box
  2. Drain Pasta
  3. Dice and slice vegetables and cube cheeses
  4. Put Pasta in a Mixing Bowl - Toss with 1/3-1/2 cup of the Dressing
  5. Stir Veggies , Pepperoni and Cheeses into Pasta
  6. Add remaining dressing , toss well
  7. Top with Parmesan Cheese, Parsley and Salt and Pepper
Notes: Wish Bone's Classic Italian Pasta Salad, Wish Bone's Classic Italian Pasta Salad · 8 ounces rotelle pasta or spiral pasta · 2 1/2 cups assorted cut-up fresh vegetables (broccoli, carrots,

Tasty Italian Pasta Salad

Tasty Italian Pasta Salad
Simple but so flavorful with fresh crunchy veggies, savory salami, creamy mozzarella and a zesty dressing, this pasta salad is a perfect addition to any party. Serves 6-8
Provided by: YummyNoises.com
Yields: 0 servings
Number of ingredients: 10
Ingredients:
  • 1-12 oz box tri-color rotini
  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper ((about 2/3 cup), diced)
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes ((about 3/4 cup), quartered)
  • 1/4 of a large red onion ((about 1/3 cup), diced)
  • 2 oz. deli salami ((about 10 slices), diced)
  • 8 oz. Italian dressing (, divided (we used Newman's Own Zesty Italian))
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese (, diced)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
How to cook:
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions in a large pot of salted water. Drain well.
  2. While the pasta is still hot, add half (4 oz) of the Italian dressing and stir well to combine and slightly cool. Add the green pepper, tomatoes, red onion, salami, garlic salt and Italian seasoning and stir.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours but preferably overnight so the dressing can soak in and the flavors can really meld.
  4. Just before serving, add the cheese, the remaining dressing, and the red wine vinegar. Stir well and serve immediately!
Notes: Italian Pasta Salad I Recipe, This fun salad has two dressings - Italian and creamy Caesar. I used tri-color rotini, 1 cup FF zesty Italian dressing, eyeball amounts of chop onion
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