Easy Classic Pasta Salad

Classic cold Italian Pasta Salad with self-made Italian dressing is the proper potluck or summer time aspect dish. It’s clear to make and every person always loves it!

1 pound rotini pasta
1-pint cherry tomatoes halved
8 ounces fresh mini mozzarella cheese balls halved
1/2 – 1 cup sliced olives
1 cup mini pepperonis
1/2 cup pepperoncini roughly chopped
1/2 red onion diced
Italian Dressing
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of red pepper flakes
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Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water until pasta is cooled.
In a large mixing bowl, make your dressing by whisking together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, sugar, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
Add cooked pasta in with the Italian dressing. Toss with tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, mini pepperonis, pepperoncini's and onion.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 20.6mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1.7mg