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Light and Fresh - Antipasto Curly Pasta Salad

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Ever think about how many different kinds of pastas there are? There's a specific kind for every meal that you can imagine. Some are thin for lighter sauces and some have lots of nooks and crannies to hold lots of flavor. This recipe for Antipasto Curly Pasta Salad falls into the latter category. This is one zesty salad! It's perfect as an appetizer to an Italian feast or just on it's own.

1 box Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix

3 tablespoons cold water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 cup cubed salami

4 oz Provolone cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (1 cup)

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

1 jar (7.5 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 can (6 oz) pitted small ripe olives, drained

1 jar (4 oz) sliced pimientos, drained and chopped

1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together Seasoning mix, water, oil and mustard. Add salami, cheese, onion, artichoke hearts, olives and pimentos; toss gently to combine.
  3. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Add pasta to salad mixture; toss gently. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving.

Moms, what else would you add to the Italian inspired salad?

by on May. 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (21-26):
suziejax
by on May. 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM
DH would LOVE this one!
Madelaine
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

yum

Leelee1008
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Garlic.

Dabberdoo
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM
Add feta cheese.
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aidansmommy219
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

 i wouldnt use the suddenly salad kit..but thats just me..i do like the addition of salami..nice touch.

Flaca43
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2012 at 9:10 PM
Mmm with artichokes! I would have it just like that!!
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