Recipe of the Month: Easy Pasta Salad


For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 TSP dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 TSP granulated sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 TSP kosher salt
  • 1/4 TSP ground black pepper

For the pasta salad:

  • 1/2 medium red onion. chopped
  • 8 oz. dried short pasta
  • 8 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. mini mozzarella balls
  • 4 oz. salamis slices, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley


  • Make the dressing by placing all ingredients in a small bowl and whisking.
  • Soften the red onion in the dressing and stir to combine.
  • Cook the pasta in salted water.
  • Quickly cool the pasta under ice water for 5 minutes.
  • Place the pasta salad ingredients in a bowl.
  • Toss the pasta with the dressing.
  • Chill for 30 minutes before serving for the flavors to meld before serving.

Source: Kitchn

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