Close up shot of pasta salad

MEDITERREANEAN PASTA SALAD

A fresh and delicious pasta salad made with tuna, tomatoes, olives, basil and mozzarella! SO FRESH and easy!

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 200 gr Your favorite pasta
  • 200 gr Cherry tomatoes (you can also roast some of them)
  • a few leaves Organic Basil
  • 130 gr Tuna fillets in olive oil (130 gr drained)
  • 100 gr approximately Mozzarelline (cherry mozzarellas) or mozzarella
  • 40/50 gr approximately Your favorite olives (I love Taggiasche olives aka Cailletier)

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta, in salted water, according to package directions. Make sure to cook it al dente.

  2. Drain it and immediately rinse it under cold water to stop the cooking process. 

  3. Put it into a bowl and let it chill in the fridge.

In the meantime, prepare the ingredients:

  1. Wash the tomatoes, chop them in quarters and put them into a bowl.

  2. Wash the basil leaves and add them to the tomatoes.

  3. Drain the tuna fillets and the cherry mozzarellas and put them into the bowl.

  4. Pit the olives and add them to the other ingredients .

  5. In a large bowl, combine the prepared pasta and these ingredients. Toss to combine.

  6. Let chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  7. The day after, if the pasta salad seems dry, add some extra virgin olive oil.