Penne, tomato and mozzarella salad

Penne, tomato and mozzarella salad


123 people made this

About this recipe: Garden fresh basil and summer sweet cherry tomatoes make this pasta salad a warm season favourite. Takes only a few minutes to put together, a quick summertime meal.


Serves: 6 

  • 350g penne pasta
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 150g quartered cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 140g mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh basil
  • 12 large black olives, halved

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water as directed on packet, until just tender. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan. Add spring onions and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Add pasta, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat to warm through. Stir in mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Coarsely tear basil leaves in halves or thirds; add to pasta with olives, and serve immediately.

Recently viewed

Reviews (1)


A delicious pasta salad. Will be making it again. - 30 Jul 2013

Write a review

Click on stars to rate