Pasta Salad

Pasta salad

Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3)

1. Pasta – 2 cups (I used rotini pasta)

2. Grape tomatoes – 15 – 20, halved

    Spring onion or 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion – 2 stalks, finely chopped

    Olives – 1/2 cup, sliced

    Fresh basil -  2 – 3 tbsp, chopped

3. Feta cheese, crumbled – 1/4 – 1/2 cup

For the dressing

4. Red wine vinegar – 1 tbsp

    Extra-virgin olive oil – 3 – 4 tbsp

5. Salt and pepper – to season

6. Crushed chilly flakes – 1/2 tsp

    Oregano – 1 pinch

Whisk red wine vinegar and olive oil in a small bowl. Add the other ingredients for the dressing and mix well.


1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold, running water. Add 2 tsp olive oil and mix well.

2. Transfer cooked pasta to a large bowl and add the ingredients numbered 2. Mix well and pour the dressing. Toss everything well, taste-check for salt, add crumbled feta cheese / grated parmesan cheese / diced fresh mozzarella and serve after 10 minutes or cover and store in the refrigerator.


You can also use baby arugula, baby spinach, roasted red bell pepper, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, capers etc in this recipe.


Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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