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Our Favorite Pasta Salad

  • Author: One Lovely Life


There are very few amounts here. You can make it a giant salad by adding lots and LOTS of add-ins, or you can keep it small by only adding a few. Mix and match your favorites!


  • 812 oz pasta (gluten free or wheat-based), cooked and cooled
  • Pepperoni or salami (or a mixture)
  • grape tomatoes, sliced
  • cucumber, sliced or diced
  • peperoncinis
  • sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, sliced
  • olives (we love kalamata olives)
  • Fresh basil, minced
  • Your favorite salad dressing

Other optional add-ins:

  • spinach
  • prosciutto
  • mozzarella or parmesan cheese
  • bell peppers or roasted bell peppers
  • green onions or chives


  1. Stir veggies and toppings into your cooked and cooled pasta. Stir in your favorite dressing. Taste and add salt and pepper, to taste. Chill until ready to serve, adding a little more dressing right before serving.