Pepperoni Pasta Salad

"GREAT for a cookout or potluck dinner! This salad needs to marinate for the flavors to blend. The pepperoni gives a good 'zing' to this recipe. Easy preparation!"
 
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photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by Diana Yen photo by Diana Yen
photo by Persian Berry 2011 photo by Persian Berry 2011
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cook pasta in salted water until a la dente stage. Drain well.
  • Cut cucumber, leaving portion of peeling on for color. Cut grape tomatoes in fourths.
  • In a large bowl, mix drained pasta and remaining ingredients. Marinate for at least 5 hours in refrigerate for flavors to blend.
  • Enjoy!

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Reviews

  1. mightyro_cooking4u
    This is a wonderful salad. I made this for the end-of-the-year lunch at school. I used mini wheel pasta because that was what I had on hand. I also added cheese crumbles ahd bacon bits. Made for Summer Salad Snapshots. I will make this again.
     
  2. berry271
    Yummy and fresh pasta salad. Like that it had good flavor but wasn't heavy like some other similar pasta salads. I think this would hold up well at picnics especially, since it doesn't have mayo and cheese.
     
  3. Kerena
    This recipe was the bomb! I didn't have Italian Dressing so I used Cheesy Fantastic Lite and it came out perfect. I will most definately be using this recipe as a go to in warm weather. Thank you so much for sharing. Hmmm think I'll go have some now!
     
  4. Mama K
    I have made this recipe several times.. It is so Delish!!!<br/>I do use Newman's Own Low Fat Italian Dressing. <br/>My family just loves it & It's a perfect meal on a hot summers day..
     
  5. Persian Berry 2011
    I got this recipe from my daughter-in-law who got it from her mother who got it . . .I finally accumulated enough to make it this afternoon. I didn't think to quarter the tomatoes which would work them in better. I might have been lacking a couple of ingredients but as a last resort I had to get the larger channel lock pliers out to get the lid open. That was on a fresh jar of pesto, I put a tablespoon or two of that in it. Success. Yay! I had to cut everything up real small because I'm missing a lot of teeth so it was a nuisance and had to do it all the hard way but I tried some tricks I've seen in videos with my dull knife. Anyway, I love this recipe, too, and am glad I was finally able to make it. Wow. I only cooked a one pound box of rotini and it makes a huge amount, adjusted the other ingredients accordingly.
     
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Tweaks

  1. lawrencemovies
    I added 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda to soften the strong zesty taste, added 2 oz of sliced olives, 3/4 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese.
     

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