How To Make The Ultimate Pasta Salad


1 (16 ounce) package uncooked tri-colored spiral pasta
1 head fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1 head fresh cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
1 red onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
8 ounces pepperoni slices, cut into quarters
1 (8 ounce) package mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
1 (6 ounce) can large pitted black olives, drained and sliced
1/2 cup olive oil, or to taste
1/2 cup red wine vinegar, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Italian seasoning to taste


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Toss chilled pasta with the broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, garlic, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, olives, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.