Italian Pasta Salad

An easy Italian Pasta salad made with a red wine vinaigrette. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Pasta Salad, Red Wine Vinaigrette
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 16 ounces rotini noodles I used High Protein Organic White Wheat Noodles
  • 8 ounces grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced Spanish olives
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup diced jarred roasted red peppers
  • 1 small vidalia onion or red onion finely minced
  • 6 ounces Hard Salami diced--I used nitrate free
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley

Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • Cook the pasta according to directions. Drain well. 
  • Make the vinaigrette by blending the olive oil, vinegar, capers, salt, garlic, and oregano together until well blended. 
  • Toss the drained pasta with 1/4 of the red wine vinaigrette and then let cool before adding the remaining dressing. 
  • Add in the tomatoes, olives, peppers and parsley and toss.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 386mg 16%
Potassium 154mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.