My Favorite Italian Salad

Recipe by MamaJ

I got this recipe from my great aunt years ago and it is a favorite with our entire family. This is great for large gatherings or potluck dinners. It travels well and is always popular at picnics or on the buffet table. Note: **Don't be tempted to "jazz up" the dressing. This simple dressing combines with the flavors of the pepperoni and salami and tastes great.

Top Review by JackieOhNo

I don't what happened to my previous review of this recipe, but I can actually sum it all up in a nutshell - since originally making this recipe, I have made it many, many times since! That speaks for itself! I make this exactly as posted, and it is just perfect! Thanks for sharing this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse cooked pasta with cold water and drain completely.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together pasta and next nine ingredients {through provolone).
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix dressing ingredients--oregano, vinegar and oil.
  5. Pour over salad and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
  7. **Note**Don't substitute larger shells for the small--for some reason it really makes a difference in the taste and appearance of the salad.

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