Addicting Pasta Salad Recipe

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Addicting Pasta Salad Recipe
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Last week I was craving pasta salad — does this ever happen to you? You are simply minding your own business and all of a sudden you need a brownie RIGHT away— you cannot think or do anything else until you have one. Well I a similar craving but for a fresh pasta salad ( I am thinking because I completely want to engage into the hot weather dining )

I know when most people think of a pasta salad there is a BUNCH of mayo involved — I have a confession to make… I do not really like mayo ( hopefully you do not think that is too strange) .. I am a fan of lighter flavors …. oh cheese is never a factor ( more cheese the better) … mmmmm cheese.

Addicting Pasta Salad Recipe

This is a salad that I threw together but came out really well – I was inspired by my favorite salad ( Caprese Salad) — but I did not include balsamic vinegar ( though my dad added the vinegar to his portion) — I thought the vinegar would not look nice on the pasta — but feel free to add it

This recipe is gluten free since I used gluten free pasta

Addicting Pasta Salad Recipe

Can you imagine making this dish this summer — everyone will love it

This recipe makes around 6 portions — perfect for a party and it keeps well for the next day

Addicting Pasta Salad Recipe

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Addicting Pasta Salad Recipe



  • 12 Ounces of Penne Pasta ( 1 box) cooked and cooled
  • ¼ Cup of Olive Oil
  • Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • 1 Pint of Cherry Tomatoes - Chopped in Half
  • 1 Garlic, Clove diced
  • Diced Mozzarella Cheese - 4 oz
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup of Basil - roughly chopped
  • ½ Cup of Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup of Olives, Black


  1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients together
  2. Carefully fold all the ingredients together
  3. Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator
  4. Serve and Enjoy