Antipasto Pasta Salad

    Antipasto Pasta Salad

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    1hr35min


    1293 people made this

    About this recipe: A delicious pasta, meat and cheese combination with a homemade dressing. It serves a crowd and is great for a picnic.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 450g seashell pasta
    • 110g Genoa salami, chopped
    • 110g pound pepperoni sausage, chopped
    • 230g Asiago cheese, diced
    • 1 (200g) can black olives, drained and chopped
    • 1 red capsicum, diced
    • 1 green capsicum, chopped
    • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 (20g) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Directions
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain, and cool under cold water.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, salami, pepperoni, Asiago cheese, black olives, red bell pepper, green bell pepper and tomatoes. Stir in the envelope of dressing mix. Cover, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
    3. To prepare the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Just before serving, pour dressing over the salad, and mix well.
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    486

    I made this for my step-daughters grad party and total strangers asked me for the recipe. I have to admit I didnt taste any at the party, but the next day I ate some leftovers and it was fantastic. I made a few alterations; rotini instead of sea shell, yellow or red pepper in place of green, 3oz. can of olives, 3 green onions, and instead of the dressing provided in the recipe- I used Newman's Own Light Balsamic Vinegrette. It was a huge hit. The key was to mix everything together but the balsamic dressing and let it sit for a while. In my case, 24 hours before I poured the Newman's Own on it. Really yummy! One reviewer suggested Pepperchini's, which I think would be a great addition. I didnt think this cost much to make, and I dont understand why people think there is so much chopping. That is a part of cooking! This is an excellent recipe and one woman at our party said it was going to be her pasta salad recipe from now on. Excellent! (Edited 5/9/2010)  -  20 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    280

    EXCELLENT!! I would suggest not substituting the asiago cheese, it has such a distinct flavor and it adds so much to the flavor of the salad. I did use a three cheese vinigrette that contained the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, seasonings, and parmesan cheese. It made it so much easier, and saves the cost of having to buy individual ingredients that you may not already have on hand. I did add additional salt and pepper, and a shake of red pepper for zest. TIP: If you gently squeeze the tomatoe after slicing off top before chopping, it will remove the excess juice and seeds so that the salad doesn't get watered down as it sits. This is one of the best pasta salads that I have ever made. I am so happy to be adding it to my collection. Thanks so much for sharing.  -  22 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    202

    Really good. There was not a bite left after the cookout. I used fussili pasta, I used halved grape tomatoes. I added chopped artichokes, I omitted the pepperoni and doubled the salami, I used a combination of brine cured olives, I added finely sliced red onion, I roasted the red peppers, omitted the oregano and used fresh parsley. Per the suggestion of a couple other reviewers, I used a little less oil, but I think I will use all of it next time. I liked the asiago cheese, but I think next time I will try real mozzarella instead. I will certainly make this again.  -  15 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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