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Mediterranean pasta salad – recipe

A classic picnic or cookout favourite, this is a Mediterranean take on Pasta Salad. From GialloZafferano, Italy’s #1 food website.
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Hi GialloZafferano viewers and welcome to our kitchen. Today we’ll be making Mediterranean pasta salad. This is a really fresh and flavourful dish that’s very easy to prepare and which is well liked by children because of the tuna and the fun little mozzarella balls. Let’s see what we’ll ingredients we’ll need to make it.
• 9 oz of cherry tomatoes
• 1 cup of tinned tuna
• 7 oz of small mozzarella — or cubed mozzarella
• Salt, pepper • Extra virgin olive oil as needed
• 2 and ¾ cupsof bow-tie pasta or whatever shape you like for pasta sala
• 1/3 cup of pitted black olives
• 20 basil leaves
Let’s make our Mediterranean pasta salad.
The first thing to do is to cook the pasta. Put a pot of water to boil, salt it well, and then add the pasta. Bring the water back to the boil and then drain the pasta while it’s still quite al dente. When it’s drained rinse it with cold water to stop the pasta from cooking more.
While the pasta is cooking cut the olives into slices and the tomatoes into little pieces. Eighths is a good size.
In this bowl, I’ve put the oil in which the tuna was packed. Now add the cut tomatoes, a little salt, pepper, or if you’d like, a bit of chilli, and then the basil torn up into pieces. Mix everything until the flavours have melded.
I’ve drained the pasta. Now add the pasta to the tomatoes, mix it a bit, and then mix together the rest of the ingredients. The black olives, the tuna in pieces, and the mozzarella. Mix everything together well, and finish it off with a drizzle of oil.
And here’s our fragrant Mediterranean pasta salad. To let the flavours completely mix together, you should let the pasta rest for a half hour before serving. From Sonia at GialloZafferano, bye and see you next videorecipe.

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20 comments

  1. Mother Justice

    is there an alternative to Tuna? I hate fish

  2. Another kind of fresh cheese available in your country

  3. It's fine… fresh would be better though!

  4. me piace Gratzie !

  5. Is it ok if I use dried basel leaves?

  6. what kind of cheese i can use instead of mozarella? It's bit expensive in this part of the world.

  7. SO TASTY AND GOOD PASTA SALAD AND MORE AND MORE FOOD ……NEW RECIPE…..THANK YOU

  8. สมพร เทียมยะ
  9. Today is very hot and we suggest you a typical summer dish: Mediterranean pasta salad !! Do you like it? Buon appetito :)

  10. Good idea!

  11. Ameerul Haqeem

    Kay, thx…

  12. Yes, if you like

  13. Ameerul Haqeem

    Can I put lemon zest????

  14. Yes, tuna in oil is better, because drained oil is part of the seasoning!

  15. I made this dish today and it was so light and airie. However I should have used the tuna packed in oil instead of water for a better flavor. I had tuna on hand but it was in water. I ate 2 bowls of the salad so it must have been good. thank you so much, stay well

  16. yummmy!!

  17. @ColourMyWorldPretty i was thinking the same thing lol

  18. @Qieth Max a couple of days, since there's mozzarella in it, covered with cling film

  19. Does anyone know how long this will keep in the fridge?

  20. fragrant = smells like tuna?

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