Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This pasta is a good mix of different Italian flavours like salami, roasted capsicums, olives and feta cheese dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette, a common salad dish here in New Zealand which is a good pair with roasts. I see this a lot in the salad section in the supermarkets here but they don’t have that much ingredients on it, all you see are overcooked pasta and red capsicums, we tried buying some before which tasted average but I am looking for more flavour so I made some at home.


200g spiralli or bow tie pasta
2 roasted red capsicum, sliced
1/2 cup salami, cubed
15 pcs black olives, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup crumbed feta cheese
25 pcs cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to packet instruction, once cooked drain and rinse with cold water until cool. Set aside.
  2. Mix together balsamic dressing and mayonnaise.
  3. Toss everything together, chill then serve.

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  1. I always love pastas….Like the way u did it. Simple & quick. Just as what I need for my fast dinner..

  2. u8mypinkcookies says:

    yum. sounds healthy!!!

  3. Nice lovely color to booze anyone’s appetite.

  4. nors says:

    Its yummy!!! (a shotcut word for ang sarap!!!)…galing ng pics!!! sobrang sarap nyan bro ha!!

  5. Pasta salads are always enjoyable and this one would be a fantastic braai (barbecue) accompaniment.
    🙂 Mandy

  6. Oooh so very pretty! a nice one dish meal, I like that for summer eating!

  7. Judy says:

    That salad looks delicious and beautiful–a great combination.

  8. Will this recipe work if I used 20 cherry tomatoes instead of 25:) Just kidding. I make a similar salad every so often, its quite refreshing

  9. That salami is enough to make me hungry! Great, simple recipe.

  10. I could eat this every day of the week and not get tired of it! It’s a perfect pasta salad for me and I’d love some for lunch right now! 🙂

  11. I haven’t had an Italian Pasta Salad in a very long time. This looks absolutely great and summery

  12. i have a question, don’t you guys have problem maintaining weights with all the delicious foods you always prepare??

  13. Caroline says:

    Gorgeous!!! This looks delicious.

  14. Simple and delicious !

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