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Picnic Pasta Salad

Enjoy this delicious cold pasta salad on a warm summer day! No matter what picnic or potluck you take this to, you’ll be going home with an empty bowl.

Picnic Pasta Salad

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Recipe by Jennifer Course: Sides, MainCuisine: American, ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8-12

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

528

kcal

Enjoy this delicious cold pasta salad on a warm summer day! No matter what picnic or potluck you take this to, you’ll be going home with an empty bowl.

Ingredients

  • Salad
  • 1 lb tri-colored rotini pasta

  • 2 cups chopped red & green peppers

  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1-1/2 cups red onions, chopped

  • 8 – 12 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed

  • 1 lb Genoa salami, cubed

  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced

  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

  • parsley, minced

  • Dressing
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 3/4 cup Pompeian red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp dried basil

  • 1 tsp Lawry’s seasoned salt

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

  • Mix together dressing ingredients first and set aside until sugar is dissolved completely.
  • Cook pasta according to box directions just to al dente, and rinse under cold water until cool. Do not overcook.
  • Cut Genoa salami and fresh mozzarella into about 1/2 – 3/4 inch cubes.
  • Mix all chopped items together with pasta.
  • Mix dressing again with whisk. Pour in dressing and toss together.
  • Chill well.
  • You may need to add red wine vinegar or olive oil to get to desired consistency.
    Some like it more moist than others.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

Serving Size1 servings


  • Amount Per ServingCalories528
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 32g 50%
    • Saturated Fat 9.8g 50%
  • Cholesterol 55mg 19%
  • Sodium 981mg 41%
  • Potassium 261mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 39.8g 14%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
    • Sugars 9.9g
  • Protein 21.7g 44%

  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 15%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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