Thursday, June 4, 2009

Diva's Pasta & Pepperoni Salad

Today is Foodie Friday! It is hosted by Designs by Gollum. Be sure to go by and see all of the participants of this most Tasty day of the week!

This being summer, I am thinking light dishes. This recipe below is just that, light and filling. It's a perfect dish to put in a cooler for picnic's, tailgates or to eat beach or lakeside. It's quick simple and packed with taste and color. And you have heard the old addage, we eat with our eys before we eat with our stomach's? Well this dish is a party on a plate.
My friend, Diva, is often asked to make and bring this pasta dish anytime we have a get together. It was perfect for our last girls beach trip. We took it beach side in our cooler, and munched on it for lunch beach side. It's light, yet filling, colorful and even the kids love it. You will too!

Diva's Pasta Salad
1 box of tri-colored spiral pasta (publix brand)
1 pack of pepperoni (turkey pepperoni)
1 can of artichoke hearts
1 can of chopped black olives
1 pack of dry Italian seasoning
1/2 bottle of Italian dressing (publix brand)

Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Drain pasta and toss in dry italian seasoning. Mix with chopped pepperoni, artichokes and black olives. Toss in 1/2 bottle of italian dressing. Chill and serve.


Mary said...

Oh, my. This looks so good. It's perfect for a busy summer day. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

xinex said...

I have been looking for a good pasta salad and this just might be it. Thanks for the recipe, Leigh!...Christine

Chandy said...

Leigh sorry for the late comment, I saw this post last night, but next thing I know I woke up and the computer's off and on the night table. :-)

Pepperoni and pasta, I think you just pinned down my whole brood! Thanks for this one! :-)

Joyce said...

I love pasta salad in the warm weather and serve it all the time at the beach and am always looking for a quick and easy recipe with zing so thanks for sharing.

ButterYum said...

Hello.... totally delish! Great post! Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

This is a really good looking pasta salad. So many of them look like the only thing that is used is pasta but this looks really good. I like the sound of artichoke hearts in it.

Martha said...

This looks like a great pasta salad -- I often have a bowl in the fridge for summer lunch.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks delish, Leigh! We love pasta salads!

I made another 7 layer salad, for the kids, who drove down to the lake for a couple of days. They requested it, so that was two this week!!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Oh I love all the different colors and shapes! I hope you had a happy Foodie Friday and are having a great weekend ~ Susan

Cathy said...

What a yummy sald!!! It looks so cool and refreshing...perfect for a warm day!!!

Your blog is so pretty...I love your banner!!!

I became a follower today and I look forward to returning soon!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Gollum said...

This is "picnic perfect!" It's one of those dishes that have a burst of color and texture, and the taste is fantastic! What a beautiful, great post for FF!
XX 00

Wanda said...

Your food is so gorgeous. I can only imagine how good it must taste.