1 10-12 oz. Box Colored Rotini Pasta (cooked according to directions on box/bag)
1 Cup dried cheese tortellini (cooked according to package) Optional.
1 small can sliced olives
1/2 c.diced green onions
1 bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 c. grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 c, diced pepperoni
1-2 jars marinated artichoke hearts, diced
Shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste)
You MUST use the following dressing:
Newman’s Own: Family Recipe Italian. I’ve used many different dressings over the years and this one is my absolute favorite for pasta salad!
Toss all ingredients into a large bowl. Pour 1/2 of the bottle of dressing over salad and mix. Chill salad for an hour and then add another 1/4 of the bottle if the pasta is looking dry. The dressing soaks into the pasta, so oftentimes it needs another coat of dressing before serving.
Refrigerate the salad until ready to serve.