Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

Just found this in the Sunday newspaper coupon ads.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a serving bowl.
  2. Whisk first 6 dressing ingredients together.
  3. Add basil to dressing.
  4. Pour over pasta and toss to coat.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Toss again before serving.
Most Helpful

I thought this was pretty good. The ingredients are a fabulous combination. I don't think the carrots added any flavor so next time I will leave them out. I used about 2 1/2 tablespoons of fresh basil because I served this at a picnic and did not want it to be too overpowering. I will add more next time. The dressing did seem like it was missing something. ZWT7-Count Dracula and his Hot Bites

Ck2plz May 31, 2011

While we liked this salad, we felt that something was missing from the dressing. After adding about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and some salt, we liked it a lot more. We loved all of the yummy things in it- salami, cheese, artichoke hearts. Made for ZWT7- Emerald City Shakers

IngridH May 31, 2011