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Giada's Italian Pasta Salad

This super easy pasta salad combines all the elements of a delicious antipasto platter - salumi, cheese, olives - in a no-fuss dish that only gets better with time.

Giada's Italian Pasta Salad


Main Course Side Dish

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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    For the Red Wine Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • For the Antipasto Salad:

  • 1 pound fusilli pasta
  • 1/2 cup hard salami (cut into strips (about 3 ounces))
  • 1/2 cup smoked turkey (cut into strips (about 3 ounces))
  • 1/2 cup Provolone cheese (cut into strips)
  • 1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 3 tablespoons green olives (halved and pitted)
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers (cut into strips)
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a jar with a screw top lid, add the vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and olive oil. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously until smooth and creamy.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta with the remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve.



per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
25 grams
14 grams
36 grams
Saturated Fat
8 grams
24 milligrams
1055 milligrams
2 grams
1 grams
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3 reviews & comments

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    Chandra Harris

    I tried this recipe Monday. I love the dressing! Delizioso! ❤️

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    Isbelle Macarena

    Saw Giada post about it on Instagram and it looked good and easy. Other than using Genoa salami instead of hard (because I forgot which when I went to the grocery store) I did this exactly. Super good!!! I probably ate 2 servings (and would have had a third). I told my husband I’m making this for every dinner we get invited to from now on. Thanks!

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    Sara Detisch

    Happy 4th! Just saw this post and had a lot of ingredients on hand to make a pasta salad with your salad dressing recipe. Thank you for the inspiration.

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