Marios in Westport Pasta Salad

"This funky little Italian deli has been serving this pasta salad for many many years. I was thrilled to get the recipe in the KC Star. It is the absolute best I have tasted!"
photo by Sefauna D. photo by Sefauna D.
photo by Sefauna D.
Ready In:
1 one giant bowl




  • Cook pastas to al dente and drain well.
  • After pasta has cooled, mix in all vegetables.
  • Mix together dressing ingredients.
  • Stir dressing into pasta/vegetable mixture.
  • Chill well before serving.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Mindy W.
    What kind of mustard? I actually don’t like mustard usually, so I want to make sure. Yellow? Dijon? Want it to really taste like Mario’s. Also curious if you used the packet of salad dressing mix, what brand did you use? I know some of these things don’t matter, but I want the most authentic! Also was this the original “actual recipe”, or a copycat? Copycat is fine, just trying to make sure!


  1. Sefauna D.
    I made this last night and it brought back sooo many memories. I miss Mario's so much! I posted a photo of mine, since there wasn't one on here.
  2. Acerast
    Served this to my son's High School Varsity Soccer the night before a game in order to give them lots of "carbs". I doubled the recipe and the bowl came back empty. I added extra of each of the veggies because that's what our family enjoys. With or without the extra veggies it is the creamy and robust dressing that makes the difference in this salad. Thanks for a winner Susan Lee from the Concordia Lutheran High School Cadets!
  3. kh572091
    Oh my goodness! This is the BEST pasta salad I have ever eaten. It's so creamy and delicious! I just ate some that a neighbor made for a graduation party, and I just had to have the recipe. I plan to make this a lot in the future!


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