This pasta salad is flavorful and easy to throw together! It includes three types of cheese, pepperoni or salami, veggies, and a quick dressing. Make this tasty dish ahead of time so the flavors continue to build. Enjoy as an entree or side!
1lbrotini or elbow pasta, can use gluten-free pasta if you prefer
3ozpepperoni or salami, diced, about 1 cup
1/2cupjulienne cut sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/2cupfeta cheese crumbles
1/2cupgrated parmesan cheese
1/4cupfresh parsley, chopped
1/3cupred or white wine vinegar
1 1/2tsplemon juice
1 1/2tspgarlic powder
1/2tspcrushed red pepper
Add all dressing ingredients to a jar, put the lid on, and shake until everything is combined.
Cook your pasta per package directions.
Drain water and then stir in pepperoni, cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, mozzarella, parmesan, and parsley.
Pour the dressing on top of your pasta and stir.
Refrigerate the finished pasta until you're ready to serve. It's even better after it's had time for all your flavors to mix so I like to make mine 8 to 12 hours before we're planning to eat. When you're ready to serve give it a good stir so the dressing isn't settled on the bottom.
This dressing was specifically tested with extra spices and herbs to flavor this pasta salad. If you're wanting to use it on a traditional salad I recommend sticking with my Easy Homemade Italian Dressing instead.