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This is a great recipe for those long hot summer months!
1- 12oz box of Tri-color Rotini
12 small slices of Turkey Pepperoni (Regular Pepperoni works also)
5 large slices of Deli Salami
1/4 cup Parmesan
3/4 cup Lite Italian Dressing divided
1- 4oz can of sliced button mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced Black Olives
Cook pasta per box al' dente directions. This is normally about 8 minutes. Strain pasta in a colander and place hot pasta in a mixing bowl. Cover warm pasta with 1/4 cup Italian dressing. Mix to insure that all pasta is coated. This will help the pasta not stick together while cooling. Cover pasta and place in refrigerator until completely cool.
While pasta is cooling cut pepperonis into fourths, cut up salami into pieces that are about the same size as your pepperonis, cut mozzarella into small bite size cubes, drain the black olives and mushrooms. Once pasta is cooled incorporate all ingredients that you perpared into pasta. Cover with the last 1/2 cup Italian dressing and 1/4 cup parmesan. Fold all ingredients together gently. Serve right away or after flavors have had time to marry. You may need to add more Italian dressing as the pasta might soak up some of it.
Makes a large bowl great for a summer picnics, BBQ or even a lunch! I hope you all enjoy my recipe!