Jan 05

Deli Style Pasta Salad



I used to buy a salad just like this at my local deli. One day, I decided to prepare one at home. Came out great and now I make this regularly. Sometimes I add chicken or steak for a main dish. Give this a try and add your own special touch.

Deli Style Pasta Salad

Makes 8 side dish servings


  • 8 ounces tri colored Rotelle cooked and drained
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup mixed red and green peppers
  • 1/2 cup cut up celery
  • 1 large tomato cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 cup cubed cheese, I used white cheddar
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic powder and onion powder to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley and basil, chopped



  1. In a large serving bowl, add all veggies and cheese. Toss and set aside.
  2. Mix the mayo and oil with a mini whisk or fork until well combined.
  3. Add spices and toss gently into the pasta salad. Cover and place in fridge for at least 2 hours. When you take the salad out, toss again very gently and sprinkle more parsley and basil for a nice presentation. Enjoy!

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