This Italian Pasta Salad is stacked with salami, pepperoni, cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, basil, and prepared in a simple Italian dressing!

I've been having some fantastic luck with pasta plates of mixed greens recently! I want to make them for picnics and to keep in the cooler to get for a brisk lunch! They're additionally extraordinary to snatch to take on a cookout to the recreation center or shoreline which is something my family and I have been completing a great deal of recently. We'll wake up and simply head out and go on an experience. I'll pack a few things up in our cooler and we're out the entryway! Having things like this Italian Pasta Salad close by is extraordinary for when we get to our goal.

A week ago we hit Fort Niagara and had a wonderful outing sitting above Lake Ontario. You could see Toronto out there. It was the ideal setting for a cookout and the climate couldn't have been any more pleasant. It was the ideal setting for a cookout before we visited Fort Niagara. I could have sat there throughout the day and simply loose.

This Italian Pasta Salad SO great! It's stacked with yumminess in each nibble! Truly this is one pasta serving of mixed greens I encourage you to attempt! It has all that you cherish in an Italian Pasta Salad including pasta (clearly!), slashed salami, pepperoni, mozzarella cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes, banana peppers, dark olives and newly hacked basil. To finish it off it's prepared in a simple Italian dressing which compliments this pasta plate of mixed greens so well.

While you could utilize any locally acquired Italian dressing I truly recommend making this one. Locally acquired Italian dressings can differ in flavor and that is the reason I made one explicitly for this plate of mixed greens. It truly takes only a couple of minutes to prepare and is so great in this serving of mixed greens or to prepare in any verdant green plate of mixed greens too!

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  • 1 pound penne pasta or similar
  • 3 slices Genoa salami cut 1/2 inch thick pieces and cubed
  • 1 cup halved pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup mild banana pepper slices, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup halved black olives
  • 8 ounce mozzarella, cubed
  • 1/2 cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional


  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. 
  2. Drain under cold water. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once pasta has cooled, add pasta to a large bowl along with remaining salad ingredients.
  4. If not serving the salad right away, chill salad until ready to serve.


  1. Add all the dressing ingredients except for the olive oil in a blender or food processor.
  2. While machine is running slowly stream in olive oil. 
  3. Continue to blend until combined.
  4. Season dressing with salt and pepper.
  5. When ready to serve toss pasta salad with dressing. 
  6. Season pasta salad with additional salt and pepper if necessary to taste.

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