Italian Pasta Salad

This Italian Pasta Salad is loaded with salami, pepperoni, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, basil, and tossed in an easy Italian dressing!
Italian Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS:
Salad:

  • 1 pound penne pasta or similar
  • 3 slices Genoa salami cut ½ inch thick pieces and cubed
  • 1 cup halved pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup mild banana pepper slices, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup halved black olives
  • 8 ounce mozzarella, cubed
  • ½ cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup freshly chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional

Dressing:

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Italian Pasta Salad


INSTRUCTIONS:
Salad:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Drain under cold water. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once pasta has cooled, add pasta to a large bowl along with remaining salad ingredients.
  4. If not serving the salad right away, chill salad until ready to serve.

Dressing:

  1. Add all the dressing ingredients except for the olive oil in a blender or food processor.
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