Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

The bright and colorful mix of this Italian pasta salad is as tasteful as it appeals to the eye! This hearty serving is tossed in a vinaigrette, loaded with veggies. You can make it slightly smoky and cheesy in flavor by adding pepperoni and cheese!

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Italian Pasta Salad

A wonderful and easy recipe for hearty pasta salad that surely your friends and family would enjoy.

Prep: 10 mins
Chill: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 8 oz Rotini pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on size
  • 7 oz cucumber, de-seeded and sliced at an angle
  • 4 oz bocconcini cheese balls
  • 4 oz pepperoni, cut into ½-inch strips 
  • ½ cup green olives, or black olives, pitted and halved
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the vinaigrette by combining oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk until evenly incorporated and the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly and set aside.
  3. When ready, combine the rest of the ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
  4. Add the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Adjust seasoning as necessary.
  5. Portion your salad into your preferred containers and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Have your guests dress the salad to their liking. Serve and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 6g
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  • Calcium: 83mg
  • Calories: 858kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Fat: 58g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Potassium: 591mg
  • Protein: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 968mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 950IU
  • Vitamin C: 26mg
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