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Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe - the perfect summer side dish that takes very little time and effort and is light and refreshing!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 4th of July, artichoke, easy recipe, light, memorial day, pasta salad, side dish, summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 lb noodles {shown with rotini}
  • 2/3 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 14 oz can of artichoke hearts {not marinated} drained well with stems removed
  • 1/2 c red onion chopped
  • 1/3 c diced pimentos drained
  • 1/3 c grated parmesan


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and prepare noodles according to instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine noodles, artichoke hearts, red onion, pimentos and dressing. Toss with parmesan.
  4. Serve or refrigerate.

Recipe Notes

You can mix this easy Italian Pasta Salad recipe up by adding your favorite ingredients or choosing your favorite shape of noodle.