Italian Pasta Salad With Fresh Vegetables

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a great summer meal-in-one. Its bursting with fresh-from-the-garden goodness with added spark from the salami. Be as creative as you like with the optional veggies. I often have a few handfuls of something from the garden or a half a cup of leftovers that go right in. Even if you don't particularly like anchovies try adding the anchovy paste at least once. You don't really taste it -- it just improves the flavor of the dressing. Try it at your next potluck or picnic!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all salad ingredients and any optional veggies in a large bowl.
  2. Put all dressing ingredients into a bowl and mix vigorously with a whisk or fork to make sure that the anchovy paste is thoroughly blended inches.
  3. Toss salad with dressing and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Taste and correct seasonings if necessary. If the pasta has soaked up too much dressing make a little more.
  5. There should be a tang too it, maybe even a bite. If it seems bland make more dressing but don't overwhelm the fresh, bright flavor of the veggies.


Most Helpful

I made this salad to take along on a camping trip. I had to leave out the meat for the vegetarian in the group.I did add broccoli, cauliflower and green beans from the options list. Next time I'll add the anchovy paste. Very tasty.

Dreamer in Ontario July 19, 2007

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