Deli-style Pasta Salad

Just the photo of this pretty salad in “Taste Of Home Summer's Best Recipes" caught our eye.  The list of delicious ingredients made it a “go” to try.  We don’t like most bottled dressings, so I’m giving Myrna’s Italian Dressing – so easy, cheaper, and better tasting than purchased.
I have also made this with Summer sausage and white cheddar; not Italian, but still very good.                     
Deli-style Pasta Salad
  1             Pound  Tricolor Pasta -- spiral or rotini
  2             Medium  Plum Tomato -- seeded and julienned
  8             Ounces  Salami -- slice, julienned
  8             Ounces  Provolone Cheese -- julienned
  1             Small  Red Onion -- thinly sliced and separated into rings
  5 3/4      Ounces  Pimiento Stuffed Olives -- drained
  2 1/4      Ounces  Ripe Olive -- sliced, drained
     1/4      Cup  Parmesan Cheese -- grated
  8             Ounces  Italian Salad Dressing or the recipe below
     3/4      cup  Salad Oil -- or olive oil
     1/4      cup  Vinegar -- red wine, or other good vinegar
     3/4      teaspoon  Salt
     3/8      teaspoon  Pepper
     3/8      teaspoon  Celery Salt
     1/4      teaspoon  Cayenne Pepper
     1/4      teaspoon  Dry Mustard
     3/4      teaspoon  Garlic -- minced
                 dash  Tabasco Sauce
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
Meanwhile, combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl, stir just before adding pasta.
Add remaining ingredients, toss to coat with dressing. 
Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.  Serve with a slotted spoon.
 12 servings
Per Serving: 493 Calories; 34g Fat (62.2% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 27mg Cholesterol; 805mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 6 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

1 comment:

  1. this looks like a great recipe. i'll share it with my newsletter for my company and it is great that you are christians doing all for the glory of God. thank you


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