Pasta Bandiera - Italian Flag Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This simple pasta salad is named for the Italian flag, which it echoes with its red, green and white ingredients. The better the tomatoes are, the better this dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente; drain.
  2. While the pasta's cooking, mix next four ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Add cooked pasta; toss so pasta is thoroughly coated with oil and tomatoes are distributed evenly.
  4. Sprinkle with black pepper to taste and shreds of basil and toss again.
  5. Crumble feta on top.
  6. Toss again just before serving.
Most Helpful

Terrific pasta salad. I made this for my husband's brown-bag lunch today (I packed the olive oil separately so it wouldn't make the tomatoes mushy). Absolutely wonderful flavor and so simple. I think this could also work with fresh mozzarella cheese--even more Italian! Thanks for posting.

spatchcock August 28, 2006

I had this salad at a friends house and it was fantastic. I love this salad and will make it this week when we grill. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe. Ri :0)

~Ri August 01, 2006