Layered Picnic Pasta Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by BrendaM

This is a great salad and actually tastes better the next day!

Top Review by ratherbeswimmin

I was just about to post this same recipe but am glad to see it's already here. So I will review it instead. I made this salad the night before and we took it to my brother's lakehouse. Travels well in an icechest. I used about 1/4 lb. proscuitto because I wanted more meat. It was very easy to assemble and the flavors blend nicely. Thanks for posting it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
  2. Return to cooking pan and toss with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette dressing.
  3. Transfer half of pasta to a clear glass bowl.
  4. Layer peas, tomatoes, mushrooms, and proscuitto on pasta.
  5. Top with remaining pasta.
  6. Sprinkle with basil and pour remaining dressing evenly over salad.
  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve at once or cover and chill until ready to serve.
  9. Toss right before serving to evenly coat dressing.

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