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This is a friend of ours wonderful pasta salad recipe and we have used this for all kinds of parties and events. This is my favorite pasta salad recipe. The ravioli makes this pasta salad the bomb digity. This recipe makes a heap of pasta salad. So, if you are not trying to feed a crowd you may want to half the recipe.

The Griff’s Pasta Salad (For a Crowd)

What you are going to need for the Pasta Salad-

2, 12 ounces packages angel hair pasta
1, 12 ounces refrigerated package mixed cheese tortellini
1, 9 ounces refrigerated package four cheese ravioli
Salt to taste
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup olive oil
½ pound Genoa salami cubed
2, 14 ounce cans quarter artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 cans 2.25 ounces of sliced California olives, drained
½ cup roasted red peppers
2\3 cup chopped green onions and tops
16 ounces fresh mozzarella, crumbled
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons hot sauce
½ teaspoon Worcestershire
½ cup vegetable oil
Salt and white pepper to taste

This is how it’s done-
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain all pasta. This is going to be a lot of pasta to work with and it is hard to work with it all at once. Trust us we have made this pasta salad a lot. So with that being said, we are going to give you a little hint here. Work in 2-3 different batches and then mix it all together at the end. So go on and split up the pasta in 2-3 different mixing bowls. Toss the pasta with the vegetable and olive oil. In a separate bowl you are going to want to combine the salami, artichoke hearts, olives, roasted red peppers, green onions with the tops and mozzarella. Divide that up between the pasta bowls and stir it around. It is easiest and fastest to use your clean hands. Now get you another mixing bowl out and combine your mayonnaise, hot sauce, Worcestershire and vegetable oil. Now divide the dressing up between the bowls of pasta and vegetables. Get in there good and mix it up with your hands. It will take forever if you try to use a spoon. Add a little salt and white pepper to each bowl and mix it up good. We are almost done here. Now get what you are going to serve it in and combine all of the pasta together in that bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.