Italian Pasta Salad

Recipe by LunchCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium


Prep time




  • 300 g small pasta of choice

  • 250 g cherry tomatoes

  • ½ c chopped sundried tomatoes

  • 1 handful pitted black olives

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives

  • ½ c chopped fresh basil

  • ½ cucumber

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar, or to taste

  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and run under cold water to cool. Put the pasta into a bowl.
  • Chop the tomatoes, olives, chives, basil and cucumber into pieces about half the size of the pasta and add to the bowl.
  • Whisk together garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. 
  • Pour dressing over salad and mix to coat.


  • You could try adding a tin of mixed beans, and or pine nuts.
  • Mixing vegan pesto into this salad is also a lovely option.

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