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Pasta Salad

This quick and easy Pasta Salad needs an invite to your next BBQ!

Spicy pepperoni & creamy Parmesan cheese tossed into festively colored pasta and all mixed with a zesty Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

What you’ll need is cooked tri-colored rotini pasta, black olives, red bell pepper, Parmesan cheese, pepperoni and balsamic vinaigrette

Cook the pasta according to the box directions, toss with olive oil and set aside to cool


Slice the black olives in half (unless your smart enough to buy them pre-sliced) and dice the red bell pepper

Dice the pepperoni stick and cube the block of Parmesan


Add all ingredients to the cooled pasta and give a toss


Add in 1/3 cup of Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette, toss again and chill for at least an hour

If the pasta salad soaks up too much of the vinaigrette, dress with a few tablespoons more before serving


Serve alongside your favorite BBQ foods!



Simply Sundays! ~ Pasta Salad

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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 12 ounce box of tri-colored rotini pasta

Drizzle of olive oil

6 ounces black olives

Medium red bell pepper

8 ounce block parmesan cheese

6 ounce stick of pepperoni

1/3 cup of Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette


Cook the pasta according to package instructions; drizzle with olive oil and set aside to cool

Slice the black olives in half; dice the red bell pepper; pepperoni stick and Parmesan cheese.  Toss all into the bowl with the cooled pasta and stir. Add in 1/3 cup of balsamic vinaigrette and chill for at least one hour or up to overnight

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

Royal Classique 10 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set with Silicone Handles

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