I gave this 5 stars. My mom makes this and it taste just like deli pasta salad. She makes hers slightly different using a few different ingredients. My mom uses sliced pepperoni, sliced in half black olives, chunked sharp cheddar. She does not use tomatoes, or onions. I've added a few other ingredients to the pasta salad after having them in a pasta salad from a restaurant. I added the tomatoes, sliced mushrooms & broccoli. I also like to use half the dressing the day I make the salad then the rest the next day. I gently fold the salad 2 times each day so the pasta and veggies don't dry out. As a time saver I buy the presliced pepperoni. Thanks for posting a yummy recipe! Christine (internetnut)
I made this for a camping trip and it survived quite well in a gallon sized ziploc. I substituted sliced turkey pepperoni for the salami and herbed feta for the provolone. I think I'd use provolone next time as the feta and the pepperoni may have been too strong together. I'll try this again soon the right way.
I make a version of this and is a family favorite! I substitute sliced pepperoni for the salami and add a drained can of artichoke hearts. Sometimes I replace the provolone cheese with feta, depending on what's in the fridge. It is so yummy!
My Mom used to own a deli and even she said it was better than their deli! I also added artichoke hearts. Give it a try. It is delicious!
I took this to a surprise birthday party and it was the big hit!!! Everyone loved it and begged for the recipe. :)
The BEST!!!!!!!!!! We use shredded parmesan/romano/asiago blend cheese and I am sure any favorite cheese would work great. Yum!
This is really good! I also added a small jar of marinated artichoke crowns, drained and julienned. Better than anything from the deli at Safeway!
this gets better after sitting a while