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The Works Italian Pasta Salad


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  • 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


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water.

Step 2

For salad, in a bowl toss together pasta, cubed cheese, salami, cauliflower, zucchini, green and/or red pepper, onion rings, olives, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.

Step 3

For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, oregano, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Pour over salad. Toss to coat. Cover; chill for 4 to 24 hours. To serve, add tomatoes; toss gently. Makes 6 main-dish servings or 12 side dish servings.

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