ITALIAN PASTA SALAD
1 (16 oz) package fusilli or rotini pasta
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 pound provolone or mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 pound salami, cubed
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 (10 oz) can black olives, drained
1 (4oz) jar pimentos, drained
1 cup Italian salad dressing
Cook pasta according to directions on package. In a large bowl, combine pasta with tomatoes, cheese, salami, green pepper, olives and pimentos. Pour in salad dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate and serve cold.
Prepare pasta. I used Tri-Color Rotini
Cut cheese and salami into 1/2 inch cubes
Cut cherry tomatoes in half and cut bell pepper into 1/2 inch pieces
Drain jar of pimentos and mix everything together
Add salad dressing. I used a Red Pepper Italian dressing.
Toss with olives
I like to serve this salad cold. I often make it a day ahead.
Note: This makes about 16 servings. I usually cut the recipe in half. It’s great the next day. A perfect picnic salad for big family gatherings.