Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

Its salad time! A great pasta salad that is different that your typical pasta salad. Great on a hot summer day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and dice zucchini and carrots and then scald them in boiling water just until tender. Drain, cool and set aside.
  2. Wash and drain the escarole. Coarsley chop it and set aside.
  3. Dice the tomatoes and place them in a sieve to drain some of the juice, set aside.
  4. Wash the cucumber, pat dry and dice leaving the skin on or if you prefer off, and set aside.
  5. Cook the pasta in boiling water according to directions on box to al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain thoroughly.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, mix the orecchiette with the cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, escarole, garlic, basil and cheese.
  7. Toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  8. Chill in refrigerator, and serve cold.