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Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad | Get Inspired Everyday!

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad


  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Italian Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 12 Teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon diced red bell pepper, see notes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Pasta Salad Ingredients:

  • 112 ounce package pasta, I used 100% brown rice gluten free pasta
  • 1 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup chopped pepperoncini peppers, about 10
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed cheese, about 6 ounces, I used fontina but provolone is nice too
  • 2 cups chopped salami, about 6 ounces, see notes
  • 1 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the Italian Dressing except the olive oil in a medium sized bowl. Then begin to slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking constantly until all the olive oil is mixed into the dressing, and it’s emulsified.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. I prefer to slightly overcook mine just past al dente so that it’s not so springy when chilled.
  3. Place the pasta in a large mixing or serving bowls along with the rest of the pasta salad ingredients. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad, and toss thoroughly to combine.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 2-3 hours to let the flavors deepen. This pasta salad can be kept for 2-3 days, but it does become slightly soggy over time. I personally like to eat it within the first day and half.

Notes

For the salami, you want to make sure it’s gluten free if you’re strictly gluten free. For this recipe, I used a mixture of genoa, coppa, and peppered salami.
My original recipe for Italian Dressing had fresh red bell pepper in it. But to simplify when I’m making this salad, I often sub in roasted red peppers since that’s what’s already going in the salad.