Paleo Italian Pasta Salad

Paleo Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta salad is one of my all-time favorite cold pasta salad dishes! It’s fresh, light, zesty, and just a total crowd-pleaser. This Paleo Italian Pasta Salad is such a great make-ahead for the week for easy grab-and-go lunches (for adults and kids!) and it’s even better to make a huge batch for summer gatherings. I am planning on taking a big batch of this to the lake for Labor Day weekend with Clayton’s family. 

You’re probably thinking– how is this Paleo? It’s pasta? Well, I used Jovial Foods’ new Cassava pasta and dressed it with my own Homemade Italian Dressing. This Paleo Italian Pasta Salad turned out so great and I just know you all are going to love it!

Paleo Italian Pasta Salad

Paleo Italian Pasta Salad

Paleo Italian Pasta Salad
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins



  • Bring a pot of salted water a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • In a large bowl, add the red onion, cherry tomatoes, green bell pepper, black olives, salami, monkfruit sweetener and creamy Italian dressing. Add the cooked pasta. Toss until very well combined.
  • Chill the pasta salad in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving. You can also make this one day ahead and store in the fridge.


  • Reply
    June 14, 2022 at 12:09 am

    I have to tell you… my husband is from Italy, so I very rarely make Italian food for him. He does it much better and is verrrry critical of American “Italian” food (fettuccine Alfredo, I’m looking at you). I made this and he said it is delicious and that I need to make it once a week 😂 Thank you for this gem! You rock!

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    May 18, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    How many people does this serve?

    • Reply
      May 18, 2022 at 6:18 pm

      It can serve 4-6 people depending on if it is the only side you are serving with your meal or if there are other items. Likely 4 people to be safe!

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    May 28, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    This salad is SUPER good!! Was given a couple bags of mini tortellini to incorporate into a salad for a graduation party. Very easy and the creamy dressing is delicious and so easy. Couldn’t make it gf because of the tortellini but a daughter w celiac makes it gf quite often since her family loves it…she saved the day passing the recipe along to me! Could easily be made into a main meal.
    Thank you so much for posting!

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    Erin :)
    April 13, 2021 at 4:22 am

    I have such a hard time figuring out what GF pastas are good cold because I feel like they’re all different in their own way but this is a really helpful recipe I got this pasta yesterday and I’m pumped to make this

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    January 31, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Can you make this without the monk fruit sweetener? Or, what is a good substitute?

    • Reply
      January 31, 2021 at 8:41 pm

      yes you definitely can!! or use regular sugar to add the sweetness.

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