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Quick And Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Make this Quick And Easy Italian Pasta Salad for an easy lunch, summer barbecue or to bring to a pot luck.

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Today I’m sharing 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


  • 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!
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You may also enjoy this Tortellini pasta salad And this Tuscan pasta salad.

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Quick And Easy Tuscan Tortellini Pasta Salad

Sunday 21st of July 2019

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Claire Rocks

Friday 27th of July 2018

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


Friday 27th of July 2018

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


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.


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.

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