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Family Style Italian Pasta Salad

Sue lau
clone of Gia Russa pasta salad dressing
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
chill time 1 hr
Course Salad dressings, Salads
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

Dressing Ingredients: (makes 2 cups dressing~close)

  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ounce jar diced pimiento peppers
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Pasta Salad Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces dry rotini corkscrew pasta, cooked and drained
  • 6 ounces dry farfalle bow-tie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 6.5 ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts chopped
  • 2 ounce jar diced pimientos
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 8 ounces pearl mozzarella
  • 4 ounces diced genoa salami
  • 2.5 ounces diced pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Process dressing in blender, adding the olive oil through the chute in a stream.
  • Mix dressing with remaining ingredients and chill one hour.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Gia Russa dressing copycat