Ny Style Antipasto Salad

"Where I grew up in NY state, versions of this type of salad were plentiful. Don't confuse this with a traditional Italian antipasta - this is different. This version is my own and is my absolute favorite pasta salad. I have brought this to many potlucks and it is always a big hit. I make this a lot during the summer and even serve a hearty portion of it for my lunch. It makes a ton - this is great for parties because it can be made a day ahead and keeps a couple of days covered in the fridge. Prep time allows for chopping of veggies, etc and cooking the pasta. Cook time is actually chilling time. I use Skinner brand tri-color rotini spirals that come 12 ounces bags."
 
Download
Ny Style Antipasto Salad created by Tread
Ready In:
1hr 30mins
Ingredients:
17
Serves:
25-30
Advertisement

ingredients

Advertisement

directions

  • Combine all veggies, cheese, and meat in a very large bowl with cooled pasta.
  • In a blender, combine all dressing ingredients, using only 4 Tbsp of the vinegar and 1/4 cup Parmesan to start; blend until smooth.
  • Pour dressing over veggies and toss well.
  • Taste and add more vinegar, Parmesan, salt etc to taste as needed- this will vary greatly depending upon your preferences.
  • Chill at least 1 hour, then toss and test for seasonings again, adding more if needed.
  • Serves a crowd!

Join The Conversation

all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by:
  1. Tread
    I used ziti and salami because that's what I had on hand as well as a bag of shredded Italian cheese blend which was already in the fridge.
     
  2. Tread
    This was a great summer salad for a bunch of kids at Band Camp, cool and filling it went pretty quickly. I loved the dressing, very tasty, thanks for the recipe Heather!
     
  3. Tread
    Ny Style Antipasto Salad Created by Tread
  4. ctrmom
    I agree that this a great for the summer. I use mozzarella for the cheese and bottled creamy Italian dressing. I have served the fixings tossed with 6 cups of salad greens instead of pasta and quite enjoy it that way.
     
  5. ctrmom
    I agree that this a great for the summer. I use mozzarella for the cheese and bottled creamy Italian dressing. I have served the fixings tossed with 6 cups of salad greens instead of pasta and quite enjoy it that way.
     

RECIPE SUBMITTED BY

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Find More Recipes