Tasty pasta salad

Tasty pasta salad


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About this recipe: It is a simple salad with a really good taste. This tasty pasta salad is easy to make ahead and is delicious served by itself or as a side dish to accompany a larger meal.

Serves: 6 

  • For the pasta salad
  • 250g to 500g pasta of your choice
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium cucumbers, chopped
  • 4 to 6 slices salami, chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pinch dried mint
  • 1 pinch dried basil
  • 70g to 140g olives, sliced
  • 100g pickle of your choice
  • For the dressing
  • 60ml to 80ml lemon juice
  • 100ml to 120ml olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • Tabasco®, to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr27min 

    For the pasta salad:

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil over a high heat. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet instructions, or until al dente. Drain, transfer to a salad bowl and allow to cool.
  2. Once cool, add the remaining pasta salad ingredients to the pasta and mix thoroughly.
  3. For the dressing:

  4. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing and mix well. Pour over the pasta salad and toss to coat. Serve chilled.


If you find the pasta is more than the vegetables or the vegetables are more than the pasta you can add more until you pasta and vegetables are both the same amount.

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