Italian pasta salad is loaded with flavorful ingredients, tossed in a tangy dressing, and it's super easy to make! It's always a favorite!
This type of cold pasta salad is also sometimes referred to as an antipasto salad because it’s made with a lot of the same ingredients that appear on an antipasto platter!
Dried rotini pasta Hard salami Cherry tomatoes Black olives Red onion Bell pepper Small mozzarella balls Grated Parmesan cheese Fresh parsley Basil Italian dressing Salt & black pepper
Wash and cut the vegetables, cut the rest of the ingredients, and cook and drain the pasta.
Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and gently stir to combine.
Season to taste with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper; add more salad dressing if needed.
Serve the Italian pasta salad immediately or place it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.
This flexibility means that there are endless possibilities when it comes to flavor combinations.
The combination of tangy dressing, fresh veggies, savory cheese and meat, and al dente noodles is irresistible.