Italian Chopped Salad in Shells

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
3 hrs
10 mins

I just found this on Haven't made this yet, but they sound like an incredible appetizer for a cookout or picnic. Prep time includes 2 hour chilling time.

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  • 1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 12 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped tomato
  • 34 cup coarsely chopped cucumber
  • 3 ounces italian hard salami, chopped
  • 13 cup roasted garlic vinaigrette dressing


  1. Cook pasta shells as directed on the package.
  2. Drain and cool.
  3. Place remaining ingredients except vinaigrette in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour vinaigrette over the salad, toss to coat.
  5. Stuff the shells with the salad.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.