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You know that flavor of perfect Italian? A kind of tangy taste, but a little salty. A rich flavor-explosion in your mouth. That’s what Italian Pasta Salad delivers. Combining pasta, pepperoni, provolone, and vegetables tossed in delicious tangy homemade vinaigrette.

Close-up Italian Pasta Salad. Quick and easy. Favorite tangy Italian flavors- pasta, provolone, pepperoni, vegetables, and easy homemade vinaigrette.

Does that look fabulous? I always serve Italian Pasta Salad with the delicious Homemade Stromboli you can see in the picture below.

A couple of quick notes: 

Deli pepperoni and provolone work best for this. They can cut it very thin. And quartering each of the slices if a perfect size for this dish!

Don’t substitute the balsamic vinegar with a different flavor vinegar. This is one MUST in the recipe. It provides the right flavor.

Feel free to add more vegetables. I sometimes go a little heavy on the peppers. I’ve also seen a version of this with zucchini in it. Not my favorite…but it still tastes good.

Stromboli and Italian Pasta Salad. Quick and easy. Favorite tangy Italian flavors- pasta, provolone, pepperoni, vegetables, and easy homemade vinaigrette.
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Italian Pasta Salad

Quick and easy. Favorite tangy Italian flavors- pasta, provolone, pepperoni, vegetables, and easy homemade vinaigrette. 

Ingredients

Salad

  • 8 oz. spiral pasta cooked and drained
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/4 C. red onion chopped
  • 6 oz. pepperoni chopped into 3/4" pieces
  • 4 oz sliced provolone chopped into 3/4" pieces

Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Mise en place. Make sure pasta is cooked, drained, and cooled. 
  • Mix all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. 
  • Mix all vinaigrette ingredients together, stirring very well. 
  • Pour vinaigrette over salad ingredients. Toss to coat. 
  • Chill at least 3 hours before serving to allow flavors to develop. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. 
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Italian Pasta Salad. Quick and easy. Favorite tangy Italian flavors- pasta, provolone, pepperoni, vegetables, and easy homemade vinaigrette. #italian #italianpastasalad #pastasalad #sidedish #tangy #provolone #pepperoni