Italian Pasta Salad

An easy Italian Pasta salad made with a red wine vinaigrette. 

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 279 kcal


  • 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


  1. Cook the pasta according to directions. Drain well. 

  2. Make the vinaigrette by blending the olive oil, vinegar, capers, salt, garlic, and oregano together until well blended. 

  3. Toss the drained pasta with 1/4 of the red wine vinaigrette and then let cool before adding the remaining dressing. 

  4. Add in the tomatoes, olives, peppers and parsley and toss.
  5. 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.