Pasta Salad

This was one of the first meals I learned to make as a child so as you can imagine, it’s super easy, simple to make, and only made with 4 ingredients. I’m not sure if this is actually as delicious as I think it is, or if it just brings back so many happy childhood memories that I believe it’s delicious? I’ve tried elevating this middle school recipe, but I always keep going back so here’s the original recipe for a tasty pasta salad.


  • 1 16 oz box of tri-color rotini pasta
  • 2 3.8 oz cans of sliced black olives
  • ½ – ¾ pounds of hard salami (ask deli to slice into about 1 inch slices for cubing – should be about 2 slices), cubed
  • ½ cup of Kraft’s Tuscan House Italian dressing (or your favorite Italian dressing, except Zesty… Zesty is not good)
  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Strain and place in a large bowl/tupperware.
  2. Open cans of olives and strain 1 can of olives. Pour both olives and juice of the other can into the pasta.
  3. Add salami and Italian dressing into the pasta.
  4. Stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours while the pasta soaks up the flavors of the dressing and olive oil.
  5. Serve cold.

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