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Easy Italian Pasta Salad is fast, fresh, and loaded with flavor. This zesty salad is packed with classic favorites, like salami, mozzarella pearls, black olives, cherry tomatoes and then tossed in a simple Italian dressing. Easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes, this salad is perfect to serve for those summer parties and get-togethers!
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Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad is fast, fresh, and loaded with flavor. This zesty salad is packed with classic favorites, like salami, mozzarella pearls, black olives, cherry tomatoes and then tossed in a simple Italian dressing. Easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes, this salad is perfect to serve for those summer parties and get-togethers!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: italian pasta salad, pasta salad, salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 140kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta such as rotini, cavatappi, etc.
  • 1 cup chopped salami or summer sausage
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 (8 ounce) package mozzarella pearls
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (2.25 ounce) sliced black olives, drained
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste (if desired)
  • 1-1 ½ cups prepared Italian dressing

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. Add pasta to a large bowl.
  • Add rest of ingredients, plus salt and pepper. Add dressing and gently toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator for up to two days before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg