Italian Pasta Salad shown in a wooden bowl ready to serve

Italian Pasta Salad

Cool and refreshing, this pasta salad is hearty enough for a main course.

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta salad
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 6
Calories 645 kcal
Author Dina-Marie


  • 1 lb pasta tri-colored fusilli or rotini work well
  • 1 c sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 bunch basil, fresh
  • 1 c green olives halved
  • 14 oz artichoke heart quarters drained
  • 1 c mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c mozzarella cheese opt. for garnish


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions - Drain, rinse with cold water and place in a large bowl.

  2. Add to pasta bowl, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, cheese and basil.

  3. Combine together the vinegar, salt and olive oil. Mix well and add to pasta.

  4. Chill before serving. Garnish with additional cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 645 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 1556mg65%
Potassium 838mg24%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1235IU25%
Vitamin C 21.1mg26%
Calcium 201mg20%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.