Mezzetta Memories: Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

Hey guys! Happy Tasty Tuesday to you 🙂

Today, I’m cooking with Mezzetta as part of the Mezzetta Memories campaign.

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With another big holiday upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday menu already!

Together with Mezzetta I’m sharing my family traditions when it comes to holiday cooking.

Of course, me growing up in a different country means we had different food 🙂 Nothing wild – just a little different. Having moved to the US we started our own traditions in our family. Part of that tradition is pasta salad, which I have never ever made back in Russia, but once I tried it in the US – I fell in love with it. Other than me being Italian at heart, I love making pasta salad because this dish lets you experiment – the list of ingredients is not carved in stone – you can add as much of your favorite foods to it as you want. Besides, if you have pasta at home and not entirely empty fridge and pantry, I’ll bet you can throw together a pasta salad in no time! And think how much fun it is to make it with your kids – have them suggest their ingredients to go into the salad (if you’re not opposed to pasta salad with Fruit Loops that is 🙂 )

Anyway, jokes aside – I give you….

Mezzetta Memories: Salami Pasta Salad

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  • 2 cups (uncooked) Pasta of choice – cooked according to package instructions.
  • 10 Mezzetta martini olives, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Mezzetta capers, drained
  • 5-6 Mezzetta cocktail onions, quartered
  • Hard salami, sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Cook and drain pasta according to package instructions.

While pasta is cooking, prepare the dressing by combining lemon juice, olive oil and basil. Set aside.

Slice and cut vegetables and salami.

Combine vegetables, feta cheese and pasta in a large salad bowl.

Season with salt and pepper.

Pour dressing over the salad.

Mix until well coated.

Enjoy warm or cold.

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Now that you have a great recipe cooked with Mezzetta products, you just have to enter to win a Mezzetta gift basket! There’s a Daily Gift Basket Giveaway going on right here.

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Each winner will get:

  • 100% Italian Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Golden Greek Peperoncini
  • Garlic Stuffed Olives
  • Castelvetrano Olives
  • Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives
  • Roasted Marinated Red & Yellow Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Cocktail Onions
  • 1 Apron (from House Party contents)
  • 1 Metal Olive Spoon (from House Party contents)
  • 1 Tote Bag (from House Party contents)
  • 1 Ceramic Bowl
Contest Dates: December 1st through December 31st, Open to US Residents Only.

Tell me: what is that one dish that is part of your holiday memories?

Your turn! Link ’em up, guys 🙂

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Thank you to Mezzetta for sponsoring this post and the opportunity to share my family traditions.

Have a wonderful week and I hope you get to enjoy this holiday with your loved ones!


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  1. My favorite Christmas food activity was always decorating sugar cookies. We would color the frosting and put way too many sprinkles on. The cookies were ugly but they tasted good!
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  2. Thank you for the party. Added your button to my party page.
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  3. I am the WORST Italian ever, I don’t like any of the traditional recipes, but my super italian grandma would have LOVED this recipe Lena 🙂 I still think it’s so cool you are from Russia!
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  4. My mom always made these amazing sweet potatoes! I think I finally got the just right this year in her memory!
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  5. Mmm! This looks delicious! My husband has been asking for pasta everyday and this looks perfect 🙂

    Thanks for hosting as always!
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  6. Looks so good! Pasta salad was always my fav as a kid! 🙂
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  7. That pasta salad looks amazing. I have some olives left over and just bought a box of pasta. I think I am going to have to try this!
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