Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Antipasto Pasta Salad


Pasta salad...well it's my favorite salad!  And this is my favorite pasta salad.  This is actually another one of Michael's recipes.  I could actually make a meal off of this salad...and it's prefect for entertaining since it's even better when it's made the day before.


It actually comes together quickly since it uses deli sliced meat and cheese it really cuts down on all the chopping...But more importantly everyone loves it!


Antipasto Pasta Salad

2- 9 oz packages refrigerated three cheese tortellini
1- 10 oz package deli sliced Genoa salami, diced
1- 8 oz package deli sliced provolone, diced
1- 4.5 oz can chopped black olives
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1- 0.7 oz package Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tsp
3 tbs water
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to the package directions; drain.  Toss the pasta with 1 tsp olive oil; let cool for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk together the Italian dressing mix, red wine vinegar, the remaining olive oil, and water.  In a large bowl combine the cooled tortellini, salami, cheese, olives, onion, and bell pepper.  Pour the Italian dressing over the pasta and mix well.  Season with black pepper.  Cover and refrigerate for at least a couple hours, but it tastes even better the next day.  Serves 8

17 comments:

  1. Gonna go pin this shit, hooker! (you need to add the little "Pin This!" to your blog!)

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    1. I tried adding one...it just would not work.

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    2. BOO! Just email those folks at Pinterest and tell them they suck. ;)

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    3. PS, my pin of this recipes got 23 REPINS so far!! You only got one. Can I have a commission?!? hehe

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  2. I love pasta but I think my favourite is in a salad. This looks delicious. Diane

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  3. I could TOTALLY make a meal of this, too. All of my favorite ingredients for a pasta salad (which I'm totally picky about)!

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  4. Excellent. And it's made so easy by the choice of ingredients.

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  5. Really a nice photo. I have no idea why I've never made this. I love every single ingredient.

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  6. Oh my goodness - I make something very similar - and often eat most of it before it is serving time.

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  7. Wow! Michael does it again! I am adding this recipe to my must try list.

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  8. My favorite salad is pasta salad and this one sounds amazing!!! I am going to make this and soon!

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  9. this looks wonderful and simple to put together love it

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  10. Ooooh... now that is my kind of pasta salad. Filled with lots of meat and cheese!

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  11. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this salad. So much flavor, but not a ton of work to throw it together. Love this one! You have some nice chopping skills, Bo:-)

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  12. That sure looks yummy (can you hear my tummy? You must, it's growling so loud...)

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  13. I just had a really lousy antipasto salad yesterday, what I wouldn't have done to have opted for this one instead, looks delicious! Love all of the ingredients, thanks for sharing (and making my tummy rumble) =] Gorgeous photos too! =]

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  14. I would completely eat this for breakfast right now, seriously. Only thing I would add is some salty cheese at the end, maybe Peccarino Romano.

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