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Everyone loves this Easy Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad! It’s filled with the delicious flavors of your favorite Italian antipasto tossed with a homemade dressing. My go-to recipe for a quick meal, picnic, or potluck. #pasta #salad #Italian #antipasto #artichoke #marinated #redpepper #picnic #potluck #easy #quick #recipe #dinner

Easy Italian Antipasto Salad


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  • Author: Kelly
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Everyone loves this Easy Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad! It’s filled with the delicious flavors of your favorite Italian antipasto tossed with a homemade dressing. My go-to recipe for a quick meal, picnic, or potluck.


Ingredients

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  • 1 1 lb box of pasta (such as cavatappi, penne, rotini, or fusilli (500g))
  • 8 ounces 227g roasted red pepper, drained and chopped (from a 12oz jar (340g), from the deli, or homemade)
  • 8 ounces 227g marinated artichokes, drained (from a 12oz jar (340g) or 1 batch of my Easy Marinated Artichokes)
  • 10 ounces 280g cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)
  • 3.5 ounces 99g chopped olives, black, green, or mixed (about ¾ cup)
  • 2 ounces 57g finely grated parmesan (1/2 cup)
  • One bunch fresh parsley (chopped (about 1oz, 28g))
  • 8 ounces 227g fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half
  • Pepperoncini (to taste, sliced or whole)
  • 1 small red onion (chopped or sliced thin)

For the dressing:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced (or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder))
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (or dried oregano)
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain.
  2. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Adjust salt and sugar to taste.
  3. Toss pasta with the rest of salad ingredients and dressing.
  4. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. Serve cold or at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: pasta
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian