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  • 7 ounces - corkscrew macaroni or tortellini
  • 1 1/2 cups - cubed Swiss or provolone cheese
  • 6 ounces - sliced salami or Turkey pepperoni, cut into strips
  • 1 cups - cauliflower florets, thinly sliced
  • 1 cups - zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 - red onion (optional), sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cups - green or red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cups - ripe olives, sliced, pitted
  • 1/4 cups - grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cups - snipped parsley
  • 1 bottles - Italian salad dressing
  • 2 - medium tomatoes (or 1/2 cup of whole grape tomatoes), cut into wedges
  • Directions:

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water and drain again.

    In a bowl toss together pasta, cubed cheese, salami or pepperoni, cauliflower, zucchini, peppers, onion, olives, Parmesan cheese & parsley.

    Pour Italian salad dressing (to taste) over all to coat and toss well.

    Cover; chill 4 to 24 hours. To serve, add tomatoes; toss gently.

    Brief Description

    Pasta tossed with zucchini, cauliflower, olives, tomatoes, pepperoni, cheese, and Italian dressing; let chill a few hours before serving. Delish!

    Main Ingredient:

    corkscrew pasta

    Category:  Pasta

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min


    To make dressing yourself, combine 1/2 cup olive oil or salad oil with 1/4 cup wine vinegar, 2 cloves minced garlic, 2 teaspoons crushed dried basil, 1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cover and shake well to combine.

    Other ingredients can be prepped while the noodles are cooking; all done about the same time, then toss and put in the fridge. Super easy.


    adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

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    Posted On:

    March 2, 2012

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