Herbed Pasta Salad

by Karen Hughes on July 29, 2020

Submitted by Melissa Loughney, Texas

This pasta salad is a favorite of mine! It’s one of the very first recipes I tried using essential oils. Because it doesn’t have any dairy, it’s a great pasta salad for a potluck or picnic.  Thanks Melissa Loughney for your submission!


  • 1 – 16 ounce package bow-tie pasta
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes-quartered
  • 7 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 1 medium sweet yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of pickled banana pepper rings
  • 1 – 2 1/4 ounces can black olive slices
  • 8 slices salami, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly shredded


  • 3/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp pepper
  • 2 Drops Basil Oil


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients leaving dressing until last.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients in a blender until emulsified.
  4. Toss dressing with pasta until coated. Cover and refrigerate for one hour to allow flavors to mingle.
  5. Serve in a large bowl and enjoy.

Tip: Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve, to maintain freshness.

Original Recipe appeared on dottera.com

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