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DharMag May 2016 Quick and easy Italian recipes: cold pasta salad with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and chives

Cold pasta salad with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and chives, Italian recipes Today’s recipe is a classic of the super fast home cooking: a delicious cold pasta salad with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and chives.

Lately I’m specializing in light speed dishes for a 20 minutes lunch breaks and with this one I can aspire to world record.

It’s a classic pasta salad, also excellent prepared in advance to save time, but also as a brunch dish for a picnic or a Mojito summer party.

If you do not know what to bring to your next party, let’s make a big jar of Mojito and this pasta and people will love you. And you will have spent no more than an 1 hour for everything. Vamos muchachos with the recipe of the perfect cold pasta salad!

Ingredients for making a great pasta salad with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and chives

6 servings

Tomatoes and black olive recipes, ingredients cold pasta salad

  • 500 grams of pasta like rigatoni
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 mozzarella
  • a bunch of chives
  • 20 black olives
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • a few leaves of fresh oregano
  • as optional a handful of Parmigiano Reggiano or vegan cheese if you want a vegan recipe

How to make the perfect cold pasta salad with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and chives

Place a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil.

Wash tomatoes and cut into wedges. If you want to peel them, put into boiling water after making an X incision, let cook for 20 seconds, remove, put in a strainer with ice, peel and cut.

Crush garlic and let it gently fry in a pan with 5 tablespoons of oil: 5 minutes.

Cut mozzarella into cubes and slice olives.

When water boils, cook pasta, drain and pass it under cold water. Season with tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, the garlic perfumed oil, fresh oregano, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and chopped chives.

That’s all, easy and delicious.

The secret of this cold pasta recipe are the herbs, you do not need anything expensive or hard to find, just some aromatic herb you can grow on your balcony or on the terrace.

What wine goes well with the cold pasta salad with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and chives?

Let’s uncork a fresh and salty Albana from Fattoria Zerbina winery: a crisp wine perfect for vegetarian dishes full of aromatic flavors.

Cold pasta salad and Mojito, food pairings, best drink for cold pasta salad If you want to pair a cocktail, Mojito would be perfect.

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