Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Made with just 5 ingredients (not including salt and pepper), this Italian Pasta Salad recipe is simple to make and loaded with flavor.

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Italian Pasta Salad
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Italian Pasta Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigeration Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 16 ounces (450 g) gluten-free fusilli noodles
  • 1 (6-ounce/170-gram) package sliced pepperoni (or diced chicken)
  • 1 (6-ounce/170-gram) can medium pitted ripe black olives
  • 1 small cucumber , peeled and seeded
  • 1 (16-ounce/475-milliliter) bottle gluten-free Italian dressing
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1.2 g) freshly ground black pepper


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add a generous pinch of sea salt to the boiling water. Add pasta and cook according to package directions until al dente, then drain water and place the pasta in a large mixing bowl and let cool.
  • While the pasta is cooking, dice the pepperoni (or chicken), olives, and cucumber and add to the pasta in the mixing bowl.
  • Add ¾ bottle of Italian dressing and thoroughly mix all the ingredients together. Add salt and pepper. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours and then add the remaining ¼ bottle of the Italian dressing and mix thoroughly. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if needed.


Nutrition Facts
Italian Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 237mg7%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 36IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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