The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Hands-Down The Best Italian Pasta Salad RecipeThe Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe, hands down. Your new go-to pasta salad for spring!

The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
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One of my favorite family recipes, is a classic Italian pasta salad Lt. Dan’s grandma, Mo, used to make.

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Every time she served it she would change the recipe just a little bit. Yet her pasta salad always included fusilli pasta, little slivers of hard salami, black olives, tomatoes, and cheese. Over the years, I’ve made her recipe, tweaking it as I go, just as Mo always did.

Making The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

I know many families have a Italian style pasta salad recipe that gets pulled out for picnics and large events.

I’m partial to Mo’s because it’s heavily loaded with fresh veggies and pops of rich flavor from the salami, olives, and soft mozzarella.

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Perfect! The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Therefore, this is what I consider The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe. It’s bold, textually diverse, and holds up well for several days in the refrigerator.

I’ve never tasted another version I like better.

Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

The homemade Italian vinaigrette is made with a generous amount of fresh garlic, giving the entire bowl a zesty punch.

My personal adaptation is to add jarred “Grilled Piquillo Peppers” to offer a bit of tangy sweetness. If you can’t find them, jarred roasted red peppers provide a similar appeal.

Love It! The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe is a great make-ahead for parties, family events, or as an easy lunchbox item to enjoy all week.

Lt. Dan says my version of Mo’s pasta salad is “Legit” and that’s really saying something. To him, Mo was the queen of all things. She certainly left her mark on both of us.

LOVE! Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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7 comments on “The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

  1. Peggieposted March 31, 2017 at 8:04 am Reply

    This looks great. Can’t wait to make it. 

  2. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted March 31, 2017 at 10:17 am Reply

    Love this pizza like pasta salad!

  3. Heather Christoposted March 31, 2017 at 1:39 pm Reply

    I love a good classic pasta salad! It gives me hope summer is coming!

  4. Lindsay | With Salt and Pepperposted March 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm Reply

    I love Italian salad and I love everything about this homemade vinaigrette!  Such a flavor packed salad for spring :-)

  5. Amy Dongposted March 31, 2017 at 5:42 pm Reply

    This is summer perfection…we’re almost there! YAY!

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