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{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad Recipe


Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad Recipe

My family's not big on traditional pasta salads made with mayonnaise, so when I served this colorful version that uses Italian dressing, it was a big hit. This crowd-pleaser is loaded with vegetables, beans and tricolor pasta. -Felicia Fiocchi, Vineland, New Jersey

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 14-16 servings


    1 package (12 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
    1 package (10 ounces) refrigerated tricolor tortellini
    1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
    1/2 pound fresh broccoli florets (about 1-3/4 cups)
    12 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
    12 ounces hard salami, cubed
    1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
    1 medium green pepper, chopped
    1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
    1 medium red onion, chopped
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    2 envelopes Italian salad dressing mix


    Cook spiral pasta and tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl; add the artichokes, broccoli, provolone cheese, salami, peppers, beans, olives, onion and garlic.
    Prepare salad dressing according to package directions; pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Yield: 14-16 servings.

Originally published as Picnic Pasta Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2003, p29

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