I was checking out the Kitchen Goddess group when I came across this salad from Bettyesque. I'm on a bit of a ridiculous olive kick at the moment, and the green and black olives — combined with all the yummy stuff like artichoke hearts and sopressata — just sounded so divine. To check out her original recipe for an Italian-style pasta salad,

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Submitted by TeamSugar member Bettyesque.

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  1. 2 lbs. of tri-colored pasta
  2. 12 oz. of chopped black olives
  3. 16 oz. of green olives
  4. 6 oz. of marinated pimentos
  5. 6 oz. of marinated artichoke hearts — chopped
  6. 1 stick of sopressata — sliced
  7. 1 stick of pepperoni — sliced
  8. 1/2 lb of fresh mozzarella or provolone depending on your taste - cubes or balls
  9. 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  10. 1/2 cup of vinegar balsamic or regular
  11. Italian seasonings to taste
  12. fresh garlic to taste
  13. salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Real simple sugars boil your pasta . . . to al dente . . . drain . . . and put in large bowl.

Throw everything above in there . . . mix and your done. :)

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