Pasta salad recipes


You couldn’t make a list of salad recipes without including this category! Pasta salads are the ultimate summer picnic or party dish at any time of the year – they are great to prepare ahead of time, can serve as both a side dish and main course, and are an abundant showcase for the season’s best produce .

Ingrediants for Pasta salad

  • 8 ounces of rotini pasta
  • 180 g of salami, sliced into strips
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved (3 cups)
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella, pearls or mozzarella cut in half
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers *, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of Italian dressing or added to taste

Instructions for Pasta salad

  1. Cook the rotini according to the instructions on the package in salted water until the pasta is aldente (soda to the bite).
  2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the remaining ingredients and prepare the Italian dressing.
  3. Add the dressing only to the portion of the salad you intend to eat. Enjoy immediately or cover and let the salad marinate for 1-3 hours before serving.

As the name suggests, this is a no-brainer. Simply whisk together the lively lemon dressing at the bottom of a large bowl, add the other ingredients and mix to create a spicy / creamy / crunchy / fresh summer heaven combination.


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