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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

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.
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 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
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain.
  • Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Adjust salt and sugar to taste.
  • Toss pasta with the rest of salad ingredients and dressing.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature.
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