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Italian pasta salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This Italian pasta salad takes a few minutes to prepare and is the best side dish for any summer gathering. I often take it to potlucks and backyard barbecues -- and there are rarely leftovers.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Italian Pasta Salad, Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 620kcal


  • 1 lb tricolor rotini pasta
  • 2 pounds antipasto mix with at least 1/2 cup marinade
  • 1/2 pound Genoa salami
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup olives sliced
  • 1 pepper red, green and/or yellow
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing add more as needed
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Boil pasta according to instructions for al dente. Drain and let cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add antipasto mixture and all the marinade to a large mixing bowl. Add pasta and stir well. Add seasonings and stir again
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Before serving, stir again really well and add more seasoning if desired. Serve cold or at room temperature.


Calories: 620kcal