This Italian pasta salad recipe has all the flavors of antipasto--salami, Provolone and pepperoncini-- tossed together with a tangy vinaigrette and whole-wheat pasta. This healthy antipasti pasta salad is perfect for a light dinner. For the best flavor, combine the pasta salad with the dressing about 1 hour before serving. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2013

Stacy Fraser
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Ingredients

Dressing

Pasta Salad

Directions

  • To prepare dressing: Combine oil, broth, vinegar, marjoram, shallots, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until well combined. (Or whisk in a bowl.)

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  • To prepare pasta salad: Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and let cool. Add fennel, bell pepper, artichoke hearts, beans, salami, cheese, pepperoncini, pepper and the dressing; toss to coat.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate, without dressing, for up to 1 day. Toss with the dressing about 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; 13.6 g total fat; 3.3 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 535 mg sodium. 269 mg potassium; 36.3 g carbohydrates; 6.2 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 10.6 g protein; 1287 IU vitamin a iu; 39 mg vitamin c; 27 mcg folate; 71 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 41 mg magnesium;

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05/21/2013
Delicious I have made this twice already; my husband and I really enjoyed it. I made a few substitutions which I don't think materially changed it (you might disagree). I worked from the print magazine two-page spread which I highly recommend. Substitutions: buttermilk dressing from the article instead of the vinaigrette celery instead of fennel 1/4 c dill relish instead of chopped pepperoncini included the marinade from the artichokes (which I cut a bit smaller than their quartered state) cubed the cheese used chickpeas instead of cannellini beans and ziti instead of shells. I highly recommend it - so much better than a traditional pasta salad! Pros: Can make ahead Cons: Lots of prep work Read More