Easy Italian pasta salad


It’s summer and I don’t know about you, but I need some new recipes for picnics, barbecues, and camping! My husband and I recently went paddle camping for his birthday (while the kids were at camp) and when I was trying to figure out what to pack I longed for something new and different. So I put together some delicious ingredients to make this hearty, tasty, easy Italian pasta salad recipe.

I think it’s safe to say it’s one of my favorite pasta salads right now … and eating it by the river may have tasted it even better than usual! Oh how much I love summer activities, especially when it comes to water. 🙂

Hold a container of pasta salad while you are in a kayak on the water from someone's point of view.

What are your favorite summer dishes?

More favorite cookout recipes

Summer is here and it’s time for picnics, barbecues and camping! Perfect to take away for your next get together, here are some other favorite cooking recipes:

Simple Italian pasta salad

This simple Italian pasta salad recipe is the perfect dish for any picnic, barbecue, or camping trip this summer. It comes together in just 20 minutes.

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For the pasta salad

  • 8th Ounces Whole wheat pasta, cooked according to the instructions on the packet
  • 8th Ounces Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups mixed green, (Salad mix, spinach or rocket), chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 Cup pitted Mediterranean olives, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 Red onion, diced
  • 2 Ounces sliced ​​salami, chopped


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cooked pasta, tomatoes, vegetables, cheese cubes, olives, basil, red onion and salami.

  2. Mix the dressing ingredients in a small glass with a tightly fitting lid. Shake to emulsify and mix into the pasta salad until everything is well covered. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 to 4 days.

Recipe notes

Nutritional information

Nutritional information

Simple Italian pasta salad

Amount per serving

Calories 346 Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value *

fat 21g32%

Saturated fat 6g38%

Trans fat 1g

cholesterol 23mg8th%

sodium 597mg26%

potassium 175mg5%

carbohydrates 27g9%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 2g2%

protein 11g22%

Vitamin A 576IE12%

vitamin C 12mgfifteen%

calcium 118mg12%

iron 1mg6%

* The daily percentage values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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