Easy Italian Pasta Salad with fresh mozzarella, salami, pepperoncini, kalamata olives and the perfect homemade dressing to take it over the top! Not only is this Italian pasta salad recipe delicious but it's super customizable too! If you don't like something, no worries, just leave it out!
After pasta is cooked and drained rinse with cool water to prevent sticking.
While pasta is cooking wash and slice tomatoes, halve olives, and chop the parsley and onion.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss together. Add dressing a little at a time until coated to your preference.
Make sure your water is well salted. It seems like a small thing, but this will add flavor to your pasta.
Use this homemade dressing recipe. While store bought Italian dressing will totally work, this homemade version will take this dish over the top. Plus, once you realize how easy it is to make you'll never want to buy a store bought dressing again!
The great thing about this recipe, is that it is super customizable! If you don't like something, no worries, just leave it out! Rather have pepperoni than salami? Or no meat whatsoever? Fine! Basically this recipe is easy to adapt and hard to mess up!
Save leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for 5-7 days.