Insalata Italiana

Insalata di Italia
Francesca Borgognone


  • 1 Pound  farfalle
  • 1/4 Pound  soppressata, cubed
  • 1/4 Pound  pepperoni, cubed
  • 1/4 Pound  imported prosciutto, cubed
  • 1/4 Pound  sharp provolone, cubed
  • 1/4 Pound  ricotta salata, cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons  grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 Cup  Sicilian olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 Cup  cured black olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1 Cup  arugula, packed and chopped roughly
  • 3 Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon  red-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon  garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon  spicy mustard
  •   salt and pepper, to taste

Not to be a bit boasty or anything, but when cooking, there are a whole lot of fantastic Italian ingredients. Rich cheeses, salty, cured meats, oily olives — are you salivating yet? — are ideal and will always make a great spread as a starter or a dream base for a killer recipe. 

Such is the story of this pasta salad — a food lover's dream. Try not to eat more than one dish, let's see how you do. 

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Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside in the refrigerator to cool. In a bowl, combine the meats and cheeses with the olives and arugula. After an hour or so, combine the pasta with the mixture. Fold in the olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. 


Calories per serving:

609 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 166g 255%
  • Carbs 360g 120%
  • Saturated 61g 306%
  • Fiber 19g 76%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Monounsaturated 74g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 172g 344%
  • Cholesterol 354mg 118%
  • Sodium 7,180mg 299%
  • Calcium 1,676mg 168%
  • Magnesium 382mg 95%
  • Potassium 2,474mg 71%
  • Iron 14mg 77%
  • Zinc 19mg 126%
  • Phosphorus 2,432mg 347%
  • Vitamin A 500µg 56%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 106%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 96%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 90%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 94%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 145µg 36%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 89%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 42%
  • Vitamin K 63µg 79%
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