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!


  1. Hi Susie~
    Thanks for sharing the info about my recipe and cookbook! I really appreciate it! :)

  2. That looks yummy. Everything I like... in a pasta salad! Have you ever participated in the Works for Me Wednesday blog carnival? Tomorrow's theme is summer recipes. Looks like you have one to share!

  3. Oh this looks really good, yay for summer!!

  4. I think I would like this. What a different take on traditional pasta salads. I wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)


  5. We love to try new recipes for pasta salads at our house! I have a couple of different recipes posted on my blog but not one exactly like this one. My daughter would go nuts for this one. It contains her favs- dill pickles and ham! Can't wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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