Picnic Perfect Pasta Salad

Picnic Perfect Pasta Salad

My Picnic Perfect Pasta Salad has a delicious flavor and is one of my favorite summertime classics.  This pasta salad contains no mayonnaise which is why it’s picnic perfect!


8 Ounces Corkscrew Pasta

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Diced Tomato

1/4 Cup Diced Yellow Bell Pepper

1/4 Cup Diced Cucumber

1/4 Cup Diced Carrots

1/4 Cup Diced Celery

1/4 Cup Diced Green Onions

1/4 Cup Chopped Green Olives

1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro

1/4 Cup Chopped Sopressata

1/4 Cup Diced Cheddar Cheese

1/8 Cup Diced Pepperoncini Peppers

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

1/2 Cup Basic Herbed Salad Dressing

Cook the pasta according to the package directions.  Drain the pasta and add 1 tablespoon to the drained pasta.  Do NOT rinse the pasta.  Place the pasta in a large bowl.  Combine the tomato, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, carrots, celery, green onions, green olives, sopressata, cheddar cheese, pepperoncini peppers, kosher salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and basic herbed salad dressing.  Mix well, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.  Serves 6


    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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