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Chopped Italian Pasta Salad

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Chopped Italian Pasta Salad! The perfect pasta salad for summer, picnics and cookouts. Vegetarian, easily vegan.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. orecchiette pasta (or other small pasta shape)
  • 8 ounces provolone cubes (can sub mozzerella balls or Monterey jack cubes or omit for vegan version)
  • 1 cup canned artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup hot pickled peppers (I used the Hot & Sweet peppadew peppers from Trader Joe’s, but you can sub another pepper or pepperoncini)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

Italian Dressing

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until just al dente. Drain and rinse, this removes the starches so the noodles don’t stick to each other.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
  3. Place the cooked noodles and rest of ingredients in a large bowl. Add in the dressing and toss to combine. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, then season to taste as needed. Enjoy!

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