Italian Pasta Salad is light and tangy and loaded with fresh crisp vegetables, noodles, and your favorite variety of meats and cheeses.
Italian Pasta Salad
This time of year, the sun gets hot. I mean that in the most obviously unscientific way possible. On scorching hot days, you still need to eat, but you want it light and fresh. I will be honest, I crave this meal 24 hours a day during the summer. Usually, I make a big batch of it with the intention of having a snack food around throughout the week. The reality is that I make a big batch, “taste test” a full bowl and it is gone in a day or two.
Italian Pasta Salad is always a hit at gatherings like barbeques and potlucks. It is so easy to throw together in a pinch and can be prepared in advance. Tthe flavor gets better the longer it marinates anyway, but good luck keeping it around long enough. You might want to hide it to be sure. The ingredient amounts in the recipe below are just a guideline. Feel free to add or omit based on your family’s preferences.
This salad is often a meal in itself! We have substituted chicken and ham as well as doubling the cheese or swapping out the noodle. I will sometimes serve the peppers on the side so hubby can add a lot and I can add none. 😉