The Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad

The Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad (1)

A very simple Italian pasta salad with routine, tomatoes, fresh cheese, onions, bacon, olives, herbs and a quick cup of homemade spaghetti.

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I think a delicious classic pasta salad does one of two things:

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Shake the rest of the meat, cheese and vegetables in the fridge to make it

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We need a sharp Italian sauce.

Homemade in a blender or food processor, so it takes around 60 seconds. You make spaghetti, you pasta salad, you.

The Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad

The Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad

  • Author: Pinerday
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 10+ – this yields more than 15 cups 1x


pasta salad essentials:

  • 1 pound uncooked pasta – I like rotini!
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese balls, cut in half
  • 1 lb. salami or summer sausage, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 3/4 cup pepperoncini (optional, but do it)
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

italian pasta salad dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar (white vinegar or red wine vinegar work)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt (yes, tablespoons – see notes!)
  • 2 cloves garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons each dry oregano and dry basil
  • black pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs if you want! sometimes I add fresh parsley, basil, or chives.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, in salted water for more flavor. Allow to cool slightly and toss with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Blend up the dressing, or shake together in a jar.
  3. Toss all ingredients together! I like to use about three-fourths of the dressing, and then I save the rest of the dressing to add to my leftovers.
  4. Keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. I think it actually tastes best the day AFTER you make it.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 642.1mg
  • Fat: 30.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 19.4mg

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