Antipasto Pasta Salad

We love to grill out but living in an apartment definitely limits our ability. Sometimes we go out to the park as a family or with some friends to grill and enjoy each others company. I love to pack a picnic basket with goodies to take with us. My hubby’s favorite side is potato salad and my favorite is antipasto pasta salad. I am sharing my favorite side today!
Last week, hubby got a weekend day off so we went to the park to grill our dinner. We had a very nice evening together and a great dinner. I am sharing the Chicken Shish Kebab recipe in the next post.

1/2 lb of tri-color fusilli (for fun)
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup chopped banana peppers
1 cup of chopped cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup of chopped salami
3/4 cup of chopped fresh mozzarella cheese
3 tbs olive oil
3 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and fresh cracked pepper

1.  Cook pasta according to the package and cool completely before mixing in the other ingredients.

2. Combine all ingredients but oil and vinegar in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

3. In a small bowl, combine oil and vinegar, mix vigorously and quickly pour over the pasta salad. Mix well.

Chill before serving!


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  1. This looks so good, and I’ve been wanting to make an antipasto pasta salad! I’m pinning it, thanks for the recipe! 

  2. Mmm! This looks yummy! I pinned it!

    I’m visiting from Country Momma Cooks Link & Greet! :-)

  3. This will be a good way to get my son to eat something other then just cold cuts… unless he just picks out the salami? 
    I will pin this.

  4. I love your serving dish and your photos are perfect!

  5. winnie rottem says:

    Wonderful salad for summer, and it looks great.

  6. WillCookForSmiles says:

     Thank you, Winnie!

  7. WillCookForSmiles says:

     Awww, thanks!

  8. WillCookForSmiles says:

     Hehe, salami is good! Hopefully he will like it all :)

  9. WillCookForSmiles says:

     THank you!

  10. WillCookForSmiles says:

     Thank you! Hope you get a change to make it soon!

  11. Oh my, that looks delicious!!  I need to try that.

  12. Claire Justine says:

    This looks delicious yum yum…thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays :)

  13. Whimsically Homemade says:

    Oh my goodness, going down the ingredient list making my mouth water. I have to make this, it’s got everything I love! Thanks for sharing! 

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade! 

  14. This looks like the perfect side for a bbq. Looks yummy!  Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

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