Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasto in a pasta salad dish? Ok, if you’re like me, you may not have known that antipasto means appetizer in Italian. Well into my teens, I was always super confused as to why Italian places had antipasto things listed on their menu, and sometimes it included pasta? Haha. It does not mean that they’re against pasta. It just means that it’s an appetizer.

Most antipasto dishes have meat, cheese, bread, and olives. I personally adore them. Spreads like that are one of my favorite items to order. The only thing is… they’re expensive.

Look at this fairly inexpensive antipasto pasta salad. It’s all normal food that you and I would eat, but it’s mixed together to create this yummy and unique pasta salad. I have 2 BBQs to attend this 4th of July. One is getting this antipasto pasta salad, and the other is getting that amazing hot fudge sundae layered dessert.

I saw this recipe on All Recipes, but then I changed it a bit to fit my liking better. It’s a great dish. We highly recommend it!



  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water, and drain.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, milk and Italian dressing mix. Whisk together until smooth, set aside.
  3. In a large salad bowl combine cooked and cooled pasta, peas, olives, salami, pepperoni green onions, celery and parsley. Mix in dressing last, reserving 1/2 cup. Let sit overnight in fridge. Stir before serving. Add extra dressing if pasta appears dry.

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