Tri-colored Pasta Salad with Pepperoni and Veggies is a vibrant medley of flavors and textures, marrying tender pasta with crisp vegetables and zesty pepperoni. This culinary creation is a celebration of fresh, wholesome ingredients, tossed in a tangy dressing to create a dish that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious. It’s a meal that brings a burst of color and a symphony of flavors to any table.

Tri-colored Pasta Salad with Pepperoni and Veggies is more than just a salad; it’s a feast for the senses. The al dente pasta forms a sturdy base for the crisp vegetables and savory pepperoni, creating a satisfying blend of textures. The tangy dressing, with its harmonious blend of flavors, adds a zesty kick that ties all the elements together. Each bite is a journey through a rainbow of colors and a fusion of tastes, offering a perfect balance of freshness and heartiness.


For the salad:

  • 8-oz.Of Tri-colored rotini pasta.
  • 1 Cup.Of cherry tomatoes, halved.
  • 1 Cup.Of cucumber, diced.
  • 1 Cup.Of bell peppers (assorted colors), diced.
  • 1/2 Cup.Of chopped red onion.
  • 1/2 Cup.Of black olives, sliced.
  • 1/2 Cup.Of pepperoni slices, halved.
  • 1/2 Cup.Of mozzarella cheese, cubed.
  • 1/4 Cup.Of fresh chopped basil leaves.

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 Cup.Of olive oil.
  • 3 Tbsp.Of balsamic vinegar.
  • 2 Tbsp.Of Dijon mustard.
  • 1 Tbsp.Of honey.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced.
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.


To make the salad:

  1. 1. Cook the rotini pasta until it reaches the β€œal dente” stage, following the directions on the box. Drain, then rinse with ice water to bring down the temperature.
  2. 2 Place the cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, red onion, black olives, pepperoni pieces, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

To prepare the dressing:

1 In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, chopped garlic, and salt & and pepper to taste by whisking all of the ingredients together.

2: Pour the dressing over the pasta salad, then mix it around with your hands until all of the components are evenly covered.

3 Before serving the salad, place it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour to enable the flavors to melt together.

This Tri-colored Pasta Salad with Pepperoni and Veggies is a culinary masterpiece, offering a symphony of colors and flavors in every bite. Whether served as a side dish or enjoyed as a main course, this salad is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Embrace the vibrant beauty of fresh vegetables and zesty pepperoni, and savor the taste of this delightful pasta salad


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