This Easy Italian Pasta Salad is the perfect accompaniment to your barbecue. This classic pasta salad recipe uses fresh ingredients and store-bought Italian dressing. It makes a lot, which is perfect for any summer occasion.
– 1 lb farfalle pasta – 1 cup salami diced – 1 cup cheddar cheese cubed – 1 green bell pepper diced – 1½ cups grape (or cherry) tomatoes sliced in half – 2.25 oz can sliced vine ripe olives drained – 1¼ cup Italian Dressing – For Garnish: grated parmesan cheese
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. (See box for cooking times.) Drain. Rinse with cold water, and drain again.
In a large bowl, combine the cooled pasta, salami, cheese, bell pepper, tomatoes, and olives. Toss until everything is well incorporated.
Pour the dressing over the mixture, and toss again until everything is well coated.
Allow the salad to sit in the refrigerator for at least four hours or overnight before serving.
Garnish with parmesan cheese if desired.