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Pasta salad with Italian dressing in a bowl.

Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This pasta salad with Italian dressing is loaded with the ultimate mix of fresh and flavorful ingredients. Plus it's super easy to make: simply cook the pasta, toss everything together and enjoy!


  • 16 ounces rotini pasta
  • 1 pound salami or summer sausage, cut into rounds and then quartered
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, in small balls or cubed
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (green or yellow)
  • 1 ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 ½ cups thinly sliced and quartered cucumber
  • 1 ⅓ cups Italian vinaigrette dressing
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced (like kalamata olives)
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley, optional for garnish


  1. Cook the pasta: cook the pasta according to the package directions until al dente (still slightly firm). Once cooked, drain the pasta and then rinse it with cold water.
  2. Add remaining ingredients: add all of the ingredients, including the cooked pasta and salad dressing, to large bowl and stir gently to combine.
  3. Serve: serve cold, optionally topped with fresh chopped parsley. For best flavor, refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 507
  • Sugar: 11.2g
  • Sodium: 2094mg
  • Fat: 19.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.1g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg

Keywords: Italian, pasta salad, Italian dressing, mozzarella, salami, summer sausage, olives