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“This is an authentic deli-style recipe for pasta salad, it's great to take to potlucks or just to have at any time or any season. I sometimes add in some feta in place of the Parmesan cheese, I usually double up on the dressing ingredients, plan ahead this needs to chill for 8 hours or up to 24 hours --- please do not omit the salami that is what makes this salad!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions; rinse in cold water, drain.
  2. Place the cooked pasta in a large bowl.
  3. Toss with 1-2 tbsp olive oil (to prevent pasta from sticking and drying out, this is optional).
  4. Add the next 9 ingredients, with the Parmesan cheese; toss to combine.
  5. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, garlic powder, mustard, basil, oregano, salt and pepper; shake well to combine.
  6. Add in sugar if you find that the dressing is too strong.
  7. Pour over the salad; toss to coat well.
  8. Cover, and chill for 8 or more hours, (overnight is even better).
  9. Toss again before serving.

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