Recipe Pasta Salad



1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup chopped pepperoncini (optional)
1/2 pound Genoa salami, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 pound Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/3 pound provolone cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup 1/2-inch pieces pitted green olives
1/2 cup 1/2-inch pieces Kalamata olives
1/2 cup 1/2-inch pieces pepperoni
1/2 cup 1/2-inch pieces celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 (7 ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing, or more to taste


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil well. Cook the rotini in boiling water until tender yet firm to the bite, about 6 minutes; drain. Rinse pasta with cold water until chilled- drain.
Mix carrots, pepperoncini, Genoa salami, Cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, sweet onion, green olives, Kalamata olives, pepperoni, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and artichoke hearts together in a large mixing bowl. Pour Italian-style salad dressing over the salad and toss to coat well . add pasta and stir.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Stir salad well and add more Italian style dressing as needed if you find the salad too dry