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Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Katelyn Ryan
This Italian Pasta Salad is the perfect accompaniment to your barbecue. The combination of salami, cheese, olives, and veggies makes for the perfect blend to pair with the Italian dressing. 
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 418 kcal


  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 1 cup salami diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • cups grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 2.25 oz can sliced vine ripe olives drained
  • cups Italian Dressing


  • 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 to combine 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 overnight before serving.


  • Substitutions:
    • Cheese: Crumbled Feta, Cubed Monterey Jack, Mini Mozzarella balls
    • Olives: Kalamata, or omit
    • Salami: Pepperoni


Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 15gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 778mgPotassium: 291mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 388IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 1mg
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