Creamy Pasta Salad with Finocchiona Salame

Creamy Pasta Salad with Finocchiona Salame

COLUMBUS® Finocchiona Salame’s sweet fennel flavor, with hints of garlic and sherry wine create a taste that’s both mellow and distinct in this pasta salad. This recipe takes that delicious fennel taste one step further by incorporating finely chopped fresh fennel bulb, as well as celery, cornichons, capers and chopped herbs. The dressing, composed of mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar, lends a rich finish that ties the entire dish together. Creamy Pasta Salad with COLUMBUS® Finocchiona Salame is perfect for entertaining a crowd and bringing loved ones together around your table.

6 Servings
prep time
Prep Time 15 minutes
cook time
Cook Time 30 minutes
total time
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup


  • 2 tablespoons

    apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon


  • 1/2 teaspoons

    kosher salt

  • 1/2 cups

    chopped cornichons

  • 1/2 cups

    finely chopped fresh fennel bulb

  • 1/2 cups

    finely chopped celery

  • 1/2 cups

    mixed chopped herbs such as tarragon, basil and dill

  • 1/4 cups

    capers, drained

  • 12 ounces

    penne pasta, cooked and drained

  • 1

    (3-ounce) package sliced COLUMBUS® Finocchiona Salame, cut up


  1. In large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt. Stir in cornichons, fennel, celery, herbs, and capers until combined. Add pasta and salame. Toss to coat.