Antipasti Pasta Salad

Flashback to pasta salad week? This was one I actually wanted to include that week but never got around to making it. We made it this past weekend for a boating excursion and everyone seemed to love it! Yes I understand that antipasti is NOT pasta, but the idea here is to mix in with the pasta a bunch of stuff that you would normally see on an antipasto platter.

I would much rather go to a nice deli and get better meats, but in Bermuda you need to take what you can get.

Mandi making a quick pesto. we normally like to chop a pesto by hand, but today the blender seemed like a better idea.

This pasta just started showing up at the store and I love it.

It is a cross between fusilli, bucatini, and awesomeness.

Cutting the meats into thin strips

Mix the pasta with the pesto right away, then put it in the fridge to start chilling.

Olives and pepperoncini in the bowl.

Some of the juice from the pepperoncini bottle.

Roasted red peppers, onions, and celery.

Finally all the meats and cheese.

Very good.

This boat is REAL!

Enjoying it later on the boat.

We squeezed in a lemon to freshen it up.

No recipe today. Take what you like on an antipasto platter and put it into pasta!  Some Giardiniera would be awesome in here.  Pesto is just basil, pine nuts, parm, and garlic.