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pasta salad with castelvetranos and kalamata olives
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Amazing Olive Pasta Salad

Amazing Olive Pasta Salad is loaded with Castelvetranos olives, kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, and two cheeses!  A summery pasta salad is perfectly flavorful with the best dressing!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 378kcal
Author Nichole

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 16 Ounces Rotini
  • 1 Cup Pitted Sliced Castelvetranos Olives
  • 1 Cup Pitted Sliced Kalamata Olives
  • ½ Cup Chopped Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 8 Ounces Mozzarella Cheese, CUBED
  • Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Sun Dried Tomato Oil, From the bottle of sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Pinch Each Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the rotini according to package directions. Drain into a colander, then rinse under cold water until the noodles are chilled.
  • Add the rotini to a bowl along with the olives, sun dried tomatoes, and cheeses.
  • For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake for about 30 seconds until everything is well combined. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir well to coat.
  • For best results, chill the pasta salad for 1-2 hours before serving. Pasta salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

NOTE ON OLIVES:  Castelvetranos and Kalamata olives are usually really easy to find, along with all of the other jarred olives at your grocery store.  If you can't find them, check the olive bar at your grocery store deli, or sub with any green/black olives you love.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1mg