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Quick And Easy Italian Pasta Salad

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Welcome to the July Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. If you are not familiar with this Pinterest Challenge, it is meant to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to actually make it happen! This month I chose to make a Quick And Easy Italian Pasta Salad perfect for Summer barbecues! I first saw this Italian Pasta Salad on Pinterest from Delish here. We love Pasta Salad in our family, so I gave it a try and everyone loved it! This is something I will definitely be making again. 

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My children are not fans of artichoke hearts-though I love them-so I left them out. I also left out the olives. The great thing about this Italian Pasta Salad recipe is you can change it up to suit your family. 

Quick And Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients For The Pasta

  • 16 oz. pasta cooked according to package instructions (I used rotini)
  • 8 oz. mozzarella balls, halved
  • 4 oz. pepperoni, quartered
  • 2 c. baby spinach
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved

For The Dressing

  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss together pasta, mozzarella, pepperoni, spinach and tomatoes.
  • To make the dressing, mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley, and red pepper flakes in a lidded jar and shake to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix pasta with dressing and serve. 
  • Enjoy!
pasta salad


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Sunday 21st of July 2019

[…] may also want to check out this italian pasta salad and this collection of 7 summer […]

Claire Rocks

Friday 27th of July 2018

This is right up my street. quick, easy and tasty

Lynne

Friday 27th of July 2018

This recipe looks delicious, Michelle!! I can't wait to give it a try!

Amy

Wednesday 25th of July 2018

Congratulations on actually trying a recipe. I love your challenge to do that. This Italian pasta salad looks so good. Thank you for sharing on Waste Not Wednesday.

Erlene

Tuesday 24th of July 2018

This is a perfect salad for any summer barbecue. I haven't made an Italian pasta in ages, so if I make this, it'll be a nice change from he normal mac salad. Pinned.