Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette recipe is a summertime favorite for  lunch, dinner, picnics and barbecues. It's filled with salami, artichoke hearts, olives, red pepper, and feta cheese from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

The weathers been warm in Seattle and for some awful reason I have more laundry than I know what to do with. So I decided to make Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette for an easy dinner.

Does it multiply in the heat or is it just my house?

I've avoided turning on the oven whenever possible or our house is like 900 degrees and it takes well into the next morning to cool off.

Sorry the heat must be getting to me..

So we've been enjoying a lot of salads like this Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad and bbq.

Italian Antipasto Salad has been a staple in my summertime dinner favorites for years simply because it's easy, I can make it in the morning when the house is cool, be gone all day and return to an amazingly delicious dinner.

What more could a girl ask for?

Did I fail to mention the Basil Vinaigrette has a nice tang that puts this salad over the top.
We've already enjoyed this pasta salad several times this summer and the recipe makes plenty for the lunch the next day.

I'm off to have another bowl before the kids devour what's left.


Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette filled with pasta, salami, spinach, cucumber, red bell pepper, artichoke hearts, olives, cherry tomatoes from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Combine cooked bowtie pasta, salami, spinach, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, chopped artichoke hearts, olives and cherry tomatoes.

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette  recipe to make pesto dressing  use basil, garlic, mustard, and olive oil from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


In a blender combine basil, garlic, dijon mustard,  white wine vinegar, water, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil.

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette recipe. Love the bright green color of this dressing from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Blend until smooth and lusciously green.

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette recipe is drizzle with dressing from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Drizzle over the top of salad while tossing to coat.

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette recipe add feta cheese from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


Add feta or mozzarella cheese and toss until well combined.

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Refrigerate until ready to enjoy. It's best served cold.

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette is a summertime favorite recipe for dinner or to take to a barbecue from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette is always  summertime favorite whether for dinner or to take to a bbq. You just can't go wrong.

A few other favorite Pasta Salads that we love are:


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Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette. Salami, Artichoke Hearts, Olives, Red Pepper, Feta Cheese and Basil Vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings
prep time: 20 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:

Basil Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Basil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/3 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper or to taste
  • 2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad
  • 16 ounces Dried Bowtie Pasta,cooked until al dente and rinsed under cold water till room temperature. Drain well.
  • 1/2 pound Salami, Chopped
  • 1 whole Cucumber, Diced
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/2 whole Red Onion, Diced
  • 14 ounce Artichoke Hearts, Quartered and Chopped
  • 6 ounce Black Olives
  • 8 ounces Fresh Baby Spinach, Dried
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 6 ounces Feta Cheese Or Cubed Mozzarella Cheese

instructions

Basil Vinaigrette
  1. Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad
  1. Combine everything in a very large bowl and toss with Basil Vinaigrette to coat.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy. This salad is best served cold.
calories
497
fat (grams)
31
carbs (grams)
44
protein (grams)
14
sugar (grams)
17
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Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette. Perfect for an easy summer dinner or to take to your next party! serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com

3 comments

  1. I could live off this salad, Serena! And the basil dressing looks extraordinary!!!

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  2. Love the colors! So fresh! This is art. I am pinning!

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  3. Michelle Waltenburg4/22/2015 09:30:00 AM

    OMG!! Looks amazing! I am making for a potluck in my admin and I am super excited to display!

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