Creamy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

This creamy italian pasta salad is a soothing and delightful side for meals. Made with cherry tomatoes and green pepper along with ripe plives, the pasta salad is tossed with mayonnaise. Flavored with fresh basil and a hint of garlic, this beautiful pasta salad is as easy to make as it is enjoyable.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Real mayonnaise/Light mayonnaise / low fat cholesterol free mayonnaise dressing1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Red wine vinegar2 Tablespoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Chopped fresh basil/1 teaspoon dried basil1 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Fusilli1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cooked, rinsed with cold water and drained (Twists Or Spiral Pasta)
 Quartered cherry tomatoes1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Coarsely chopped green pepper1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sliced pitted ripe olives1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Slivered)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2400 Calories from Fat 1558

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 195 g299.2%

Saturated Fat 15.8 g78.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 183.4 mg

Sodium 4016.1 mg167.3%

Total Carbohydrates 133 g44.2%

Dietary Fiber 9 g35.8%

Sugars 14.5 g

Protein 22 g43.6%

Vitamin A 49.6% Vitamin C 164.1%

Calcium 68.1% Iron 146.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In large bowl combine mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, basil, salt and pepper.
Stir in pasta, cherry tomatoes, green pepper and olives.
Cover; chill.