Best pasta salad


*Pasta Salad Ingredients:

1 pound uncooked pasta - I love rotini!
3 cups cherry tomatoes
8 oz fresh mozzarella balls, halve
1 pound salami or summer sausage, cube
3/4 cup chop Kalamata olives
3/4 cup pepperoncini (optional, but do it yourself)
1/2 c red onion, slice
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Italian dress for pasta salad:

1 1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar (white vinegar or red wine vinegar)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons coarse sea salt (yes, tablespoons—see notes!)
2 garlic clove (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons every dried thyme and dried basil
Black pepper to taste
Fresh herbs if you like! I add fresh parsley, basil or chives.

*How to making 

Cooking pasta according to pack directions, in salted water for extra flavor. Leaving to cool a little and toss with a little oil to prevent sticking.
Mixing or shake marinade in bowl.
Gather all  ingredients together! I like to use about three-quarters of the dressing, then reserve the rest of the sauce to add to leftovers.
Store in the fridge for 2-3 days. I think it tastes better the next day.

Enjoy !