Salads

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

I think one of the reasons I love making pasta salad so much is that its so versatile! The pasta is like a blank canvas just waiting for you to add flavour and colour to make it a delicious dish to serve your friends and family. The only way you can really mess it up is to undercook the pasta. It tastes delicious with veggies, cheeses, meat and whatever you feel like adding in.

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad ~ colorful, fresh and filling! I love serving this salad at summer barbecues.

I made this pasta salad with roasted peppers. My youngest daughter can’t get enough peppers and eats them raw like an apple. She loved them roasted in this salad too. Add some cold meat, cheese, olives, fresh veggies and a dressing made out of mustard, vinegar and olive oil and you have a crowd-pleasing meal!

I like to use the bowtie pasta because of the presentation but you can use whatever small pasta noodles you have on hand.

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad ~ colorful, fresh and filling! I love serving this salad at summer barbecues.

Yield: 4

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 4 cups bowtie pasta, cooked
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ½ English cucumber, chopped
  • ½ cup salami or Kielbassa, chopped
  • ½ cup mild cheddar cheese, chopped
  • ½ cup pitted black olives
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. Cut peppers in half and place on a baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Peel off charred skin and cut peppers into strips. Set aside.
  2. Blend together garlic, vinegar, mustard and salt. Gradually pour in oil and whisk to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, combine peppers, pasta, tomato, cucumber, olives, cheese and salami.  Pour in vinaigrette mixture and toss to combine.

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad ~ colorful, fresh and filling! I love serving this salad at summer barbecues.

For more pasta salad, check out these recipes: Greek Pasta Salad, Chili Pasta Salad, Easy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad and 15 Pasta Salad Recipes for a Summer Picnic. I also have a Pasta Salad board on Pinterest for recipe ideas and inspiration.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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