Pasta Salad

I made this for a friend for a family reunion. So keep in mind this makes a lot, not sure how much exactly…but you could feed a crowd with it.

So you will need:
2 – 7 oz packages of Hormel Pepperonis, cut in half and then in quarters
1 package – Cotto Salami, chopped (or any salami you like)
2 – 12 oz boxes of Rotini Pasta (I used Tri-Color)
Olive oil
2 packets of Italian dressing mix
2 medium sized canned, sliced black olive (drained)
2 medium red onion, chopped
2 orange bell peppers, chopped
2 red Bell Peppers, chopped
2 yellow Bell Peppers, chopped
2 10 oz packages of Grape tomatoes, washed
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Start by grabbing to large bowls or a large bowl to hold all this salad and start by boiling the pasta as it says on the box, drain pasta
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and set it aside
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Then wash and chop the bell peppers and place them to a big bowl
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then add the onions and black olive
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then add the salami
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then pepperoni
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So I added the pasta in a large bowl and then I added the salami, pepperonis, peppers, onion and olives to the pasta, mixed it up a little, set aside
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Then follow the directions on the dressing package and make two batches of dressing
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now separate the pasta and veggies that you mixed together into two separate containers of two large bowls, add one package of tomatoes to one bowl/container and the other to the second bowl/container

then pour half the dressing in one bowl/container of salad and the rest of the dressing in second bowl/container
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and mix the dressing in really well with salad
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cover the salads and let them set over night! I think they taste better if you let the dressing and everything mingle together, so I recommend making this the night or day before you need it. Then when you are ready to serve just mix the salad up really well and serve cold or at room temperature whichever you prefer.

Recipe
  • 2 – 7 oz packages of Hormel Pepperonis, cut in half and then in quarters
  • 1 package – Cotto Salami, chopped (or any salami you like)
  • 2 – 12 oz boxes of Rotini Pasta (I used Tri-Color)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 packets of Italian dressing mix
  • 2 medium sized canned, sliced black olive (drained)
  • 2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 orange bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 red Bell Peppers, chopped
  • 2 yellow Bell Peppers, chopped
  • 2 10 oz packages of Grape tomatoes, washed
  • Start by grabbing to large bowls or a large bowl to hold all this salad and start by boiling the pasta as it says on the box, drain pasta, and set it aside
  • Then wash and chop the bell peppers and place them to a big bowl
  • then add the onions and black olive, then add the salami, then pepperoni
  • So I added the pasta in a large bowl and then I added the salami, pepperonis, peppers, onion and olives to the pasta, mixed it up a little, set aside
  • Then follow the directions on the dressing package and make two batches of dressing
  • now separate the pasta and veggies that you mixed together into two separate containers of two large bowls, add one package of tomatoes to one bowl/container and the other to the second bowl/container. Then pour half the dressing in one bowl/container of salad and the rest of the dressing in second bowl/container, and mix the dressing in really well with salad
  • Cover the salads and let them set over night! I think they taste better if you let the dressing and everything mingle together, so I recommend making this the night or day before you need it. Then when you are ready to serve just mix the salad up really well and serve cold or at room temperature whichever you prefer.
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