This Easy Pasta Salad is a crowd favorite and will quickly become a staple in your home. It’s also a great way to sneak in some veggies for picky eaters. It makes a great side dish for any meal or can be served as a warm and comforting meal on a chilly day.

Easy Pasta Salad

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Course Mamma Mia Recipes



  • 500 g fresh made pasta such as penne
  • 1 medium capsicum
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2-3 spring onions
  • 1 cup halved mixed olives
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese or hard cheese
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella balls, chopped in half
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley or basil, optional

Homemade dressing Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Using your slicing attachments, slice your capsicum and zucchini, and spring onions and set them aside.
  • Make your fresh pasta as per pasta-making instructions and cook in a large pot of boiling water for 3-6 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse well under cold water.
  • Whilst pasta is cooking, in the bottom of a large bowl, make the dressing. Whisk the red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano, and olive oil until blended. Add the drained and rinsed pasta to the dressing and mix well.
  • Stir in the capsicum, zucchini, chopped tomatoes, spring onions, olives, parmesan, mozzarella, and the herbs if used. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve or for best results, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 5 days.
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