Quick Italian Pasta Salad

Italian pasta salad is the perfect summer dish.  Quick to prepare and the leftovers are delicious as lunch the next day.

Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
10 Min
1 pkg. (12 oz.) plain or tricolor rotini pasta
1 cup balsamic salad dressing
2 tsp. Italian seasonings
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ lb. Italian salami, thick sliced and cut into quarters, optional
¾ cup Borden® Cheddar Cheese, cubed
½ cup Borden® Finely Shredded Aged Parmesan Shreds
1 jar (6 oz.) quartered, marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup chopped bell pepper, red, green, yellow or a variety of colors
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 can (2.25 oz.) black olives, sliced
WHISK the salad dressing, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt together in a large bowl until well blended; set aside.
COOK the pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse with cold water and toss with the dressing mixture.
STIR in the remaining ingredients and refrigerate, covered until service.
Preparing the day before serving will allow the flavors to blend. Add a little more dressing before serving if the salad seems dry.