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Easy Italian Pasta Salad – Healthyish Foods

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Looking for the perfect summer side dish recipe? Try this easy Italian pasta salad. Made from simple, delicious ingredients, this pasta salad is a must-try.
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Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Red Wine Vinaigrette


  • large mixing bowl
  • pasta pot
  • colander
  • small mixing bowl
  • grill - optional


Prepare the pasta:

  • Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta according to the package. Al dente is best.
  • Drain the water using a colander and allow the pasta to cool. Drizzle with a touch of olive oil to prevent sticking.

Prepare the veggies, cheese and meats:

  • Dice all of the veggies, cube the cheese, and cut the salami into wedges while the pasta cooks. Option to grill the artichokes. Be sure to add a sheet of aluminum foil to the grill before adding the artichokes.
  • Grill your artichokes for 3-4 minutes flipping them halfway through. The oil in the marinade will help prevent the artichokes from sticking. Remove from the grill and allow them too cool.

Prepare the dressing:

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.

Assemble the dish:

  • Add the cooked pasta, mozzarella cubes, diced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced shallots, salami wedges, olives, grilled artichokes, chopped Italian parsley and salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl.
  • Gently toss everything together with the dressing.
  • Serve slightly chilled and enjoy!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 354kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 992mg, Potassium: 275mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 540IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 129mg, Iron: 1mg