Antipasto Pasta Salad


This antipasto pasta salad is a delicious combination of pasta, meat, and cheese with a homemade dressing. It serves a crowd and is great for a picnic.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
close up view of Antipasto Pasta Salad, with tomatoes, salami, peppers, cheese, pasta and fresh herbs in a bowl


Antipasto Salad:

  • 1 pound seashell pasta

  • ½ pound Asiago cheese, diced

  • ¼ pound Genoa salami, chopped

  • ¼ pound pepperoni sausage, chopped

  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) can black olives, drained and chopped

  • 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix


  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Make the salad: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add shell pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 9 minutes. Drain, run under cold water to cool pasta, and drain again.

  2. Transfer drained pasta to a large bowl. Add Asiago, salami, pepperoni, tomatoes, bell peppers, and olives. Sprinkle dry dressing mix over top and stir until ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  3. Make the dressing: Whisk oil, vinegar, oregano, parsley, Parmesan, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.

  4. When ready to serve, pour dressing over chilled salad and mix until well combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
29g Fat
33g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 978mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 267mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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