Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pasta Salad

This is hands down my most requested dish! When there
are parties this is what I'm asked to make 90 percent
of the time. I tend not to like most pasta salad's because
I'm not a fan of bottled dressings. The dressing is what makes
this. It's so good. You can add turkey instead of pepperoni.
Pasta Salad
1 box rotini pasta
6 ounces pepperoni, diced
6 ounces provolone cheese, diced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 of a English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 of a green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 of a red bell pepper, chopped
black olives, "optional"
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1) Cook pasta and drain. Rinse with cold water, set aside.
2) In a large bowl, mix the cooled pasta with all the salad
3) Mix the dressing well and pour over pasta salad and mix.
4) Cover and chill for 6 hours.


  1. I am saving this! LOOKS delicious!

  2. Looks awesome!.. and easy. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Super easy and so good. I usually double the recipe. You all will love it.

  4. I will have to try this. My husband loves that boxed pasta salad. Bleh! Maybe your recipe will break him of it. ;)

  5. This looks like a rockin pasta salad! I can see why it is the most requested dish!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

  6. Yum! I love a good pasta salad in the summer. Yours is beautiful!


  7. This looks so fresh and amazing!!! I am going to have to try it!

  8. ps I put this recipe up on my blog and did a little high light for you. I hope it gives you more traffic!!

  9. Mmmmmmm, looks scrumptious!!! I can't wait to make this. I tried your shrimp and lemon recipe, to die for, my family loved it! Keep rockin' it!

  10. YUM!! I'm sure all those ingredients taste great together. Thanks Val!

  11. My mouth is watering, can't wait to make this!

  12. Yum!! Am so gonna make this. Thanks for sharing! xo

  13. Going to make this for a party tomorrow...thanks


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