Pasta Salad a la Honeybear


This is my take on several different pasta salads I have tried. It's my daughter's favorite and I have taken it to several picnics and BBQs and it's always a bit hit. At serving time if pasta seems a little dry, drizzle with some olive oil and mix again.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
10 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package tri-color rotini pasta

  • 1 small red onion, diced

  • 1 cup diced roasted red peppers

  • 1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese

  • 1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • ¼ pound salami, diced

  • ¾ cup sliced stuffed green olives

  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced black olives

  • ½ cup sliced pepperoncini peppers (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 pinch seasoned salt, or to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • cup Italian-style salad dressing (such as Newman's Own®)

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (such as Best Foods®)

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.

  2. Mix rotini, red onion, roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, artichoke hearts, salami, green olives, black olives, pepperoncini peppers, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk Italian-style dressing and mayonnaise together in a small bowl; pour over rotini mixture and toss to coat. Add Parmesan cheese and mix well. Refrigerate salad at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
17g Fat
38g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 1375mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* 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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