Mortadella Rotini Salad

This recipe is so easy to make, and always such a hit !  It is great for backyard barbecues, parties, even for light lunch or as a side dish. For best results, chill overnight.  mayonnaise makes this salad creamy, and delicious. I used rotini in this salad but macaroni, fusili, or other small pasta shapes could be used a swell.  My husband loves this salad 😉 Good luck and enjoy…



  • half box of Rotini pasta ( you can use tri color rotini too)
  • 10 cups of water, boiled + 3 cups
  • 3-4 cooked eggs
  • 1 cup russian mortadella, thinly slicedDSC_0026DSC_0036
  • 2 tbsp celery, thinly sliced
  • half medium carrot, gratedDSC_0038
  • half yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • half red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp + pinch of salt
  • red and black ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1  1/4 cups mayonnaise DSC_0007DSC_0032


  1. Boil 10 cups of water add 1/2 tsp salt. Add the pasta. Boil in medium heat about 10-12 minutes. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. DSC_0012DSC_0014
  2. Boil the eggs in 3 cups of salted water about 8-10 minutes and rinse with cold water. Peel the cooled eggs and thinly slice.DSC_0009DSC_0029
  3. In the small bowl  put mayonnaise add salt, peppers, and sugar. Stir well and set aside.DSC_0050DSC_0052
  4. Place noodles, sliced veggies, eggs, and mortadella into a large bowl. Add mayonnaise dressing. Stir gently until completely combined. DSC_0042DSC_0053DSC_0056

Tip:  Add more mayonnaise as needed and add salt, pepper to taste. Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top is nice addition as well. Instead of mortadella you can use any other bologna or sausages too. DSC_0064

Enjoy 😉

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