Italian Picnic Salad

"This is a great recipe to take to a potluck! A different type of salad, using spaghetti noodles! This recipe originated in Clarksdale, Mississippi and came from a cookbook titled "Family Secrets....the Best of the Delta". It has lots of ingredients, but there is nothing hard about the recipe. Try it!"
 
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photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
20
Serves:
10
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine artichoke hearts, green pepper, cheeses, ham, salami, onion, and salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste. Set mixture aside.
  • Break spaghetti into pieces to make it easier to eat in a salad. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain well. Add spaghetti to artichoke mixture.
  • Mix the dressing: Combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, basil, oregano, and 1/4 tsp pepper in a jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously.
  • Pour the dressing over the spaghetti and artichoke mixture. Toss gently to combine.

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Reviews

  1. DailyInspiration
    This is a very delicious pasta salad. I used cubed cheeses and ham and then sliced the salami. I did leave out the green bell pepper and replaced it with roasted red bell peppers instead. I added all the other goodies as indicated. I did use less oil and used red wine vinegar vs. white (just our preference). This is a perfect salad for picnics, potlucks and any time you're in the mood for a really wonderful and filling salad.
     
  2. amy.cleaveland
    What a great salad! I halved the oil and substituted red and yellow peppers for the green; (I did miss the green color). It has great flavor and is better the second day. Thanks for a great everyday recipe!
     
  3. Katzen
    Yum, yum, yum!!! This is definately one to make again and again! Because I'm a vegetarian, I used Yves Veggie Ham and Veggie Salami in this, and I also reduced the oil slightly, using around 2/3 cup. I had some baby yellow peppers and 1/2 pint of grape tomatoes, so I used those in here as well. Oh, and I didn't have spaghetti on hand, so I used whole grain fusilli. I agree with TxG, this will be even better tomorrow!!! Thanks so much for sharing, breezermom! Made for PRMR tag.
     
  4. TxGriffLover
    This is a keeper, definitely! The dressing is delicious. I tossed in some pepperoni as well. As good as it is today, I think it will be even better tomorrow when the flavors meld. Thanks, Breezermom!
     
  5. BakinBaby
    A delicious salad. I had no salami, so used pepperoni and it was great. Thanks for posting another tasty dish. Made for 123 tag.
     
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