Naples style Pasta Salad

Bring the flavors of old Napoli to your next potluck with this delicious and easy Naples-style Pasta Salad recipe. Juicy red ripe tomatoes and fresh basil make this a beautiful bowl to display on the table or buffet, and the rich flavors of this easy homemade dressing will make you say delicioso!

Naples-style Pasta Salad

Recipe by Add Recipes
0.0 from 0 votes
Course: Italian Recipes, Salad Recipes


Prep time


Cooking time



This easy to make pasta salad is a great option for lunch or dinner. It’s full of delicious Mediterranean flavors and is a great way to get your daily vegetables. Plus, the ingredients are simple and easy to find.


  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 4 cloves minced garlic

  • 1/2 cup chopped onions

  • 2 cups chopped ripe tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 lb uncooked pasta, your choice


  • In a nonreactive bowl, whisk together the Canola Oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, and oregano, and blend well.
  • Add the garlic, onions, tomatoes, and basil; gently stir to mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste and gently mix.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours. Cook the pasta and drain well. Place the cooked pasta in a large bowl; add the sauce and mix well.
  • Serve with grated Romano cheese.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: How long will this dish keep? A: This salad will keep for up to three days in the refrigerator. It’s best to consume the salad within one to two days.

Q: Is the salad suitable for vegetarians? A: This salad is suitable for vegetarians since it doesn’t include any meat or fish products.

Leave a Comment