Cherry tomato pasta salad

    1 hour 25 min

    A light and refreshing pasta salad packed with sweet cherry tomatoes, olives, garlic, fresh basil and chives.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 7 

    • 300g pasta shells
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 7 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped basil
    • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1 small jar black olives, pitted and halved

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Cook pasta with garlic in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserve garlic.
    2. Mash garlic with a fork and mix well with oil, vinegar, basil, chives, salt and pepper.
    3. Combine pasta, tomatoes and olives. Pour over the dressing; toss well to coat and chill for at least 1 hour.

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    This was absolutely delicious! Made it exactly as written. Nice change from the same old boring lunch routine.  -  30 Mar 2015