Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
Italian Pasta Salad made with fresh and colorful vegetables, sliced salami, mozzarella cheese, tender cooked pasta, and homemade Italian dressing. Flavorful, easy to prepare, and completely irresistible, this is the best pasta salad recipe and perfect for potlucks, picnics, as a side dish or simple summer dinner.
Servings: 8 servings
Prepare the Dressing- Add all ingredients for the dressing (olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt, and pepper) to a jar and seal with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously to combine and season with additional salt, pepper, or red wine vinegar to taste. Set aside.
Prepare the Pasta- Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package instructions and cook just until al dente. Drain and rinse well with cool water. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and toss with the prepared Italian dressing.
In a separate bowl toss together the mozzarella balls, salami, spinach, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and black olives.
Combine- Transfer the salami and spinach mixture to the bowl with the pasta and mix well to combine.
Serve- Serve or store leftovers in glass containers for easy week-long meal prep.
Originally published June 13, 2019
- Spinach does not store well. If you plan to make this ahead of time, wait to add the spinach until just before serving.
- Keep leftovers stored in a sealed air-tight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy within 5-7 days
- This salad is delicious served warm or cold (but best served cold).
Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 756mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1975IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 2.2mg