Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Italian Sub Salad Recipe


This is one of my favorite GO TO pasta salad recipes.  This is great as a meal or as a side dish for a summer get together.  I found this recipe last summer when I was given a chance to review, Make-Ahead Meals For Busy Moms by Jane Doiron.
Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
This recipe reminds me of an Italian Sub from Subway.  I serve it with a loaf of  fresh Italian bread!

Italian Sub Salad
1 lb Campanelle or Rotini pasta, cooked and drained
1/2 to 1 cup dill pickles, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 lb. American cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 lb. boiled ham,. cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 small onion, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
3 T red wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

-A Day Ahead-
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.  Cover and keep refrigerated.  
Serves 6-8

*My changes to recipe
-I don't cut anything into cubes.  I just do quick slices on the mandolin slicer.
- I use cheddar cheese
-Instead of ham, I use pepperoni, salami, turkey or chicken
-I use red onion
-I use EVOL instead of vegetable oil
-We use more pickles than recipe calls for and banana peppers.


It really is one of those recipes that allows flexibility! It is perfect to eat a few hours after making or the day after! When I'm taking this to a hot weathered picnic, I leave out the cheese and meat.

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Thanks to Mrs. Doiron for for giving me permission to post this recipe.  Check out her website listed above and if you are on Facebook her blog is linked up there, too!
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