"Italian Sandwich" Pasta Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Aroostook

This is a fun salad that uses the same ingredients you would in an Italian sandwich. Water chestnuts give it a nice crunch!!

Top Review by Derf2440

This was worth more than 5*, I took it to a luncheon at work today, there was not a speck left.Everyone loved the fact that it was not the ordinary mayo laden pasta salad. There was lots of crunch with the peppers and water chestnuts; the dill pickles and black olives with the spices livened it up. I used cubed smoked chicken and cubed sharp cheddar. The only thing I did differently was to add 3 tablespoons of hot relish to give it a little bite. We all enjoyed it very much and will make it again for a large gathering; it does make a lot!! Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta and set aside.
  2. Place onions, dill pickles, olives, water chestnuts, chives and peppers in a bowl.
  3. Add oil, vinegar and spices.
  4. Marinate for 15-20 minutes or so.
  5. Add pasta,tomatoes, meat and cheese and toss lightly.
  6. Serve cold.

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