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“Great for summer parties. This makes a huge big bowl so cut the recipe in half to serve fewer. Very easy to prepare ahead and pull out at the last minute. The pasta will absorb the dressing, so prepare all the ingredients and store them in separate small bags until 30 minutes before serving time. Then, just pull it out, toss it all together and serve. This is the signature dish from a gourmet deli and catering company where I worked briefly during college. :)”
READY IN:
20mins
YIELD:
1 huge bowl
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Slice onions, celery and carrots into bite sized pieces. Cut up broccoli and cauliflower into bite sized pieces, discarding stems.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients together. Set aside and do not chill dressing.
  4. Chill salad ingredients (except dressing) in refrigerator in separate plastic bags until 1/2 hour before serving time.
  5. One half hour before serving time, combine vegetables, olives, salami, cheese and pasta together in very large bowl. Drizzle dressing over all, toss to coat. Chill.
  6. If you like more dressing on your salad, you may want to up the dressing by 1/2 or double it.

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