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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Italian Pasta Salad

I don't know about you, but when the weather gets warm, we like cooler foods - and stuff that doesn't make the house hot! Tuesday's are "sandwich" days at our house - and some sort of salad is usually an accompaniment to the meal. This takes very little time to prepare and you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand or adjust this to your family's tastes.

Italian Pasta Salad
Yield: 12 servings

1 pkg. (16 oz.) tri-colored Rotini noodles
1/2 lb. salami or summer sausage, chopped
1 cup green pepper, chopped
1 cup red or white onion, chopped
1/2 cup black olives, sliced in half lengthwise
1 cup cucumber, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 lb. Mozzarella cheese, chunks (optional)
1 bottle (16 oz.) Italian salad dressing

Cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain. In a large bowl, combine the noodles, summer sausage and vegetables. Add salad dressing; mix well. Chill until serving.

In case you missed any posts this week:

Friday - Thai Pork Burritos
Thursday - Italian Sausage Spinach Alfredo Lasagna
Wednesday - Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Tuesday - All my Bloggy Friends are coming over to Party!
Monday - Menu Plan Monday
Sunday - Cheesy Tuna Melts

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. This sounds awesome! Pinned and can't wait to try this recipe. Have a lovely day, Jamie!

  2. I love a good pasta salad. I can't say I've ever had one I disliked. Yours looks delicious. I liked that you used summer sausage in your recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)


  3. Great salad for summer time, and for me the salad is a meal by itself

  4. aha.. yummy salad! I would love to try this.. since I always make tuna and pasta salad ..this is somethin different.. yum yum yum

  5. We love a good pasta salad and you have a great combo of flavors here :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  6. I love this salad! I think I'll make it this week. I'm pinning it to Pinterest. Stopping by from The Better Mom - Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R:

  7. Love your pasta salad, thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays!

  8. Pinned and trying. My daughter loves pasta salad. Found you over on Waling on Sunshine's linky party.

  9. This looks delicious! Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday! Sharing on my Walking on Sunshine FB page tomorrow!


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