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italian pasta salad with meats and cheese and olive oil dressing
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Italian Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is loaded with meats, cheese, olives and artichokes then tossed in an olive oil dressing that's full of classic Italian flavors. One bite and you'll be begging for more!
Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author Donya | asouthernsoul.com

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (box) pasta
  • 1 cup marinated artichokes
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1 cup stuffed green olives
  • 1 cup pepperocini
  • 1 cup ham
  • 1 cup salami
  • 1 cup onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese - grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley - chopped

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon-juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic - minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a large pot filled with water, cook pasta according to package directions. While water comes to a boil, roughly chop the artichokes, olives, pepperocini, ham and salami. 
  • In a jar fitted with a lid, add olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper. Screw on lid and shake jar until all ingredients are emulsified.  
  • When pasta is cooked, drain and rinse, then add back to pasta pot. Add in all chopped ingredients and gently mix. Pour on half of dressing and toss. Sprinkle on parsley and cheese, add remaining dressing and toss to combine. Spoon onto platter or large bowl to serve immediately or store in refrigerator in an airtight container.