Mediterranean-Style Pasta Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Chef Buggsy Mate

This is a wonderful pasta dish to serve during the hot summer nights. It is nice and light yet very sophisticated. Prep time does not include time needed for chilling.

Top Review by French Tart

A very nice pasta salad, simple and easy to make. We thought that it was a bit dry and were worried that by adding more vinaigrette it would be too rich, so I may add a little mayonnaise to thin the vinaigrette out next time! I did not have any kalamata olives, so used green, which I prefer anyway! I also had to chop my tomatoes into smaller pieces, as they were a little too big, but that in no way detracted from the recipe. A simple and nice salad, I would probably add a few fresh herbs next time, for a little more interest, but this is a great basic and easy recipe to have tucked under my belt for summer! Made for Aus/NZ recipe swap, thanks for posting. FT:-) (PS - I used macaroni pasta, it was same flavour as the pasta suggested, but a different shape!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions; drain.
  2. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  3. In a large bowl combine cooked pasta with remaining ingredients.
  4. Toss to coat.
  5. Cover and chill 4-8 hours.
  6. Stir gently before serving.

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