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Here is a lighter version of the traditional italian pasta salad

  • 1 pound whole wheat short pasta
  • such as fusili
  • bowtie or penne
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • halved
  • 1 cup pearl-sized fresh mozzarella
  • drained
  • 1/4 pound salami
  • ( I use turkey salami) sliced about as wide as the pasta you are using
  • 1/2 red onion
  • thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • julienned
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (use the lower amount if you prefer a more tart dressing)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3.7/5 (23 Votes)

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Antipasto Pasta Salad. Discover our recipe

  • •1 Pound Dry Gemelli Pasta
  • •2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • •1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • cut in ½” dice
  • •1 Large Clove Garlic
  • minced
  • •1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • cut in ½” dice
  • •1 Red Bell Pepper
  • cut in ½” dice
  • • ½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • • 1 Teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • • 1 (14 Ounce) Jar or Can Artichoke Hearts
  • not marinated
  • cut in quarters
  • • 4 Ounces Kalamata Olives
  • pitted and cut in half
  • • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • • Kosher Salt
3.5/5 (13 Votes)

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Cook pasta according to package directions

  • 7 oz corkscrew macaroni or one 7 oz package tortellini
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed Swiss or provolone cheese (6 oz)
  • 6 oz sliced salami cut into strips
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets thinly sliced
  • 1 small zucchini thinly sliced (about a cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green and/or red sweet pepper
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted olives
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup snipped parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons crushed dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes cut into wedges
2.9/5 (17 Votes)

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