Muffaletta Pasta Salad

Marguerite over at Cajun Delights posts some of the best food I’ve ever seen (and tasted). Everything she makes always looks soooo good! Her muffaletta pasta salad is no exception!Muffaletta Pasta Salad

I recently bought a big jar of Boscoli olive salad. I usually make my own olive salad, but everyone raves about Boscoli, so I thought I’d try it. It’s perfect for this pasta salad, and it’s a lot quicker than making your own olive salad. And by-the-way, Boscoli also makes a great dirty martini olive juice!

Pair this muffaletta pasta salad with a muffaletta flatbread pizza and you’ve got yourself a meal!

Muffaletta Pasta Salad

Fantastic pasta salad with that great muffaletta taste
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Marguerite at Cajun Delights

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 red onion minced
  • 1 red bell pepper minced
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese cubed
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham cubed
  • 1/2 pound Genoa salami cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups Boscoli Italian Olive Salad Mix

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Creole mustard
  • 1-2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt and Tabasco sauce to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta per package instructions. Drain well and let cool.
  • Combine pasta with onion, pepper, mozzarella, ham, salami, and olive salad in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mayo, mustard, Cajun seasoning and salt and hot sauce (to taste).
  • Add dressing to pasta mixture. Stir well.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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