A quick and flavorful pasta salad with salami and bell peppers.

Trish

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water until cool.

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  • Combine pasta, salami, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, salad dressing, olives, and mozzarella cheese in a large bowl. Mix dry salad dressing into pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

371 calories; protein 15.2g 30% DV; carbohydrates 29.2g 9% DV; fat 21g 32% DV; cholesterol 46mg 15% DV; sodium 1893.1mg 76% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2012
FANTASTIC!!! This has to be one of the best pasta salads that I have made, but I do advise to start w/ just one packet of dried Italian dressing mix and go from there (one was all I used and it was perfect for us). I also used one packet to make the dressing that was used in the salad. I grated my parmesan fresh (maybe used a little more than called for, lol), and I think that made a HUGE difference, so definitely do that. I had no fresh mozz. on hand, so I used block and that was fine, but I can't wait to try it w/ the fresh. Hubby commented several times on how much he liked this, so that's saying something. I will def be making this often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2016
I substituted green Manzanillo olives with pimiento from Spain for black olives, and sliced them in half. The basic salad mixture was very bland, so I added a small amount of salt, pepper, dried oregano and basil and mixed them in. Bingo... the salad came alive as I knew it would. Read More
(10)
145 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 115
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2012
FANTASTIC!!! This has to be one of the best pasta salads that I have made, but I do advise to start w/ just one packet of dried Italian dressing mix and go from there (one was all I used and it was perfect for us). I also used one packet to make the dressing that was used in the salad. I grated my parmesan fresh (maybe used a little more than called for, lol), and I think that made a HUGE difference, so definitely do that. I had no fresh mozz. on hand, so I used block and that was fine, but I can't wait to try it w/ the fresh. Hubby commented several times on how much he liked this, so that's saying something. I will def be making this often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
Loved it! This pasta salad was a HUGE hit with my guys. I know it is because it had meat in it! I used 1 cup of store brought Italian salad dressing. I did omit the olives, as we don’t care for them. I started with 1 – 7oz. pkg. of dry Italian dressing, and it added enough flavor for us, so I did omit the other 2 packages. This is a salad that improves in flavor the longer it has a chance to meld. It lasted great for a few days to pack in lunches. That is big in this house, as we have 3 people who pack almost every day. This will be a “used often” recipe to have for summer cookouts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2013
Brought this to the fam reunion it was a huge hit but I only used 1 pkg of the dry italian salad mix Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2016
I substituted green Manzanillo olives with pimiento from Spain for black olives, and sliced them in half. The basic salad mixture was very bland, so I added a small amount of salt, pepper, dried oregano and basil and mixed them in. Bingo... the salad came alive as I knew it would. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2016
Great start up pasta salad recipe however I made some changes. Instead of italian dressing I found an avocado dressing at the store that I used instead. I did not add the dry italian dressing thought it would make it too salty. It was fabulous!! I also omitted black olives and used Salad Supreme seasoning from McCormick's that gave it a little extra flavor. I meant to add cucumber but forgot to buy at store but that would make a great addition to this salad. Kids loved it!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2015
Everyone enjoyed this recipe. The amount of salami can be reduced without affecting flavor. Also you can add your own touches for variety like adding cherry tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2016
Love how simple and delicious this recipe is - perfect for parties! After looking at other reviews though, I decided to go with just 1 packet instead of the 3 called for, and upped the amount of Italian dressing as well (an additional 1/2 cup). I used pepperoni instead (personal preference) and added a cup of zucchini. Tomato would be a great addition as well. With a few personalized tweaks, I'm super happy! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2019
I took this salad to a church meal. It was very easy to make and everyone at church liked it! I chopped the peppers a little smaller but no other differences. I ll be making this again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2017
This was a hit at my table but I have to say it was a too spicy for me. I'm terrible with spice so I'll definitely use either less or no Italian dressing mix. I'll cut back on the onion either since that too was a bit much. Maybe it's because I used a large red onion instead of a smaller one but there was too much. I'm a bland person I know. This salad just packed too much of a punch for me personally. Mom and brother loved it though! Read More
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