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Antipasto Pasta Salad Recipe (with Italian Dressing) in a bowl with a fork.

Antipasto Pasta Salad Recipe (with Italian Dressing)

This Antipasto Pasta Salad Recipe (with Italian Dressing) to your next BBQ party and everyone will asl for the secret recipe. A perfect summer side dish, this antipasto salad is loaded with fresh veggies, homemade Italian dressing, and perfectly cooked pasta.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions, or cook slightly more than al dente.
  2. Drain pasta, do not rinse, and toss with ½ cup of the prepared dressing in a large shallow bowl. Let cool for at least 15 minutes until pasta reaches room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile chop all the veggies and prepare the basil. Add the veggies, antipasti, mozzarella, pine nuts and basil to a large mixing bowl. Add pasta and the rest of the dressing and stir to combine. Season with extra pepper and a squeeze of lemon, if desired.
  4. Let cool in the fridge covered for several hours before serving. Toss again before serving and enjoy!
  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: pasta salad, olives, easy dinner, Italian pasta salad, anitpasto salad, Italian dressing