Nani's Cranny

Classic Italian Pasta Salad

This is a good pasta salad recipe that is from Crisco, when they were promoting their olive oil. I don’t know if they still sell olive oil, I prefer to buy mine from Mediterranean Drizzles. It is easy, good combination of ingredients and sure to become a family favorite recipe.

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rotini pasta, drained
  • 1 – 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup provolone cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 carrot, cut into julienne strips
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 – 2 1/4 ounce can sliced, pitted black olives
  • 1/4 pound salami, chopped

Italian Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

Combine all salad ingredients in a serving bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over pasta. Toss to coat, cover, refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Toss again before serving.


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