Classic Italian Macaroni Salad Recipe

Italian Macaroni Salad


They needed some help at the church again and I was asked if I could contribute a dish, and this Classic Italian Macaroni Salad Recipe was it. I was pinched for time and it was short notice so this recipe worked out fine. It doesn’t require a lot of prep or cooking time and it is a very simple recipe to prepare. This recipe really creates a nice looking and very colorful salad due to the rainbow pasta, tomatoes, and peppers. If you need a larger recipe just double or triple the amount of ingredients. The next time you have a pot luck or need to bring a dish to a get together give this Classic Italian Macaroni Salad Recipe a try; the guests will love it. Enjoy


Classic Italian Macaroni Salad Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Admin
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound cups rainbow Rotini pasta
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes (seeds removed)
  • 1/2 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water, and drain.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, black pepper,Basil, and garlic until well blended.
  3. Mix together the pasta, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, and olives; fold gently until mixed, then add the dressing mix prepared in step 2.
  4. Let cool in the refrigerator for several hours.


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