Insalata Italiana

Insalata Italiana
Staff Writer
Insalata di Italia
Francesca Borgognone

Insalata di Italia

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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6
Servings
508
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
47%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
103µg
15%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
270mg
27%
Choline, total
33mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
242mg
35%
Selenium, Se
24µg
44%
Sodium, Na
574mg
38%
Water
146g
5%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Italian Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.