Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

A colorful Italian-inspired pasta salad dressed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette.

It’s perfect for potlucks or picnics or just stowing away in your refrigerator for those snacky, hungry moments when it’s too hot to cook and you want something good to eat fast.

I use rotini pasta so the lovely dressing can stick to all the nooks and crannies.

Also in the mix are salty bites of salami, creamy mozzarella cubes, nutty chickpeas, meaty black olives, briny capers, fresh tomatoes and red onions with crunchy little pine nuts and a smattering of Parmesan cheese to bring it all together. … 

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