Easy Italian pasta salad

It’s summer and I don’t know about you, but I need some new recipes for picnics, barbecues and camping! My husband and I recently went camping for his birthday (while the kids were in camp) and when I was thinking about what food to pack, I longed for something new and different. So I threw together a lot of delicious ingredients to create this hearty, tasty and easy recipe for an Italian pasta salad.

Four colorful bowls of homemade Italian pasta salad on the counter.

I think it’s safe to say that this is currently one of my favorite pasta salads … and its consumption on the river has quite likely made it taste even better than usual! How I love summer activities, especially when they include water. 🙂

Holding a container with pasta salad while sitting on a kayak on the water from the perspective of a person.

What are your favorite summer meals?

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Easy Italian pasta salad

This recipe for Italian salad with Easy pasta is the perfect dish that you can bring to any picnic, barbecue or camping this summer. It will come together in just 20 minutes.




For pasta salad

  • 8 ounces wholemeal pasta, cooked according to the instructions of the package (penne shape or similar)
  • 8 ounces Cherry tomatoes, in half
  • 2 cups mixed greens, (salad mix, spinach or arugula), chopped
  • 3/4 cup Cheddar, cut into small cubes (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup boneless Mediterranean olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 Red onion, diced
  • 2 ounces sliced ​​salami, chopped


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cooked pasta, tomatoes, greens, cheese cubes, olives, basil, red onion and salami.

  2. Combine the ingredients in a small container with a tight-fitting lid. Shake to emulsify and mix in the pasta salad until well coated. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.

Recipe notes

Nutritional values

Nutritional values

Easy Italian pasta salad

Quantity per serving

Calorie 346 Calories from fat 189

% Daily value *

Thick 21 g32%

Saturated fat 6 g38%

Trans Fat 1g

Cholesterol 23mg8%

Sodium 597mg26%

Potassium 175mg5%

Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Thread 3g13%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A 576IU12%

Vitamin C 12mg15%

Calcium 118mg12%

Iron 1mg6%

* Daily percentages are based on a 2000 calorie diet.