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Deli Style Pasta Salad

This is a copycat version of a New York deli pasta salad I used to buy years ago. Easy to make at home and tastes just like the original. Total deliciousness. Enjoy!

Course brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword New York deli style, pasta salad, tri-colored pasta
Servings 8 side dish
Author Pam Beth


  • 12 ounce box tri colored Rotelle cooked and drained12
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped small red and green peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 large tomato cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup cubed cheese of choice, I used white cheddar
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic and onion powder to taste
  • coarse salt and black pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley and/or basil to taste and for garnish


  1. 1.In a large serving bowl, add all veggies and cheese. Toss and set aside.

    2.Mix the mayo and oil with a mini whisk or fork until well combined.

    3.Add spices and toss gently into the pasta salad. Cover and place in fridge for at least 2 hours. When you take the salad out, toss again very gently and sprinkle more parsley and basil for a presentation. Enjoy!