Pasta Salad with Cheese, cherry Tomatoes and fresh Basil

Fresh summer pasta salad

 

Pasta salad is one of my favourite type of pasta to eat during the hot weather because it is quick,easy and very healthy. All you have to do is cook the pasta and then add the other ingredients together with it. I think it is the perfect choice especially after a stressful week at work. I remember eating it a lot when I was a student as I used to buy this really sweet cherry tomatoes and delicious mozzarella cheese in a small shop near my house, in fact whenever I have the chance to buy sugary tomatoes I prepare this recipe.

To make this pasta all you need is:

200 gr of pasta (Penne)

100 gr of sweet cherry Tomatoes

100 gr of Mozzarella cheese

50 gr of Cheddar cheese

30 gr of Β Fresh Basil Β (you can add more if you prefer)

Salt

1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

The preparation:

First chop all the ingredients into small pieces Β and then add Salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mix all the ingredients together in a medium-large bowl (as you will mix the pasta and the ingredients together there, later.)

 

Tomato mozzarella and basil

Then, cook the pasta in a boiling water with 1 tbs of Salt and cook it Al Dente, ( it should take 9-10 minutes after putting them in the boiling water.) After cooking the pasta, add it to the bowl with the other ingredients and mix together carefully and that’s it. I love cooking this type of pasta because you can really feel the fresh taste of every single ingredients which beautifully blend together and you don’t need to cook specific sauces or add special ingredients, just open the fridge and work on your imagination. πŸ™‚

I really hope you will like this very simple type of pasta, I highly recommend trying it as I am sure you will like it!

Simple is the best!!!

Italian flag pasta salad

 

 

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63 comments

  1. Yum!!! Simplicity is definitely the best!😊

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    1. Thank you Farianti! I am happy you like it! πŸ™‚
      xxxxx

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  2. I could go for some of this right now! I am currently growing fresh basil and grape tomatoes! YUM

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    1. Thank you Georgia for the nice comment, I think homegrown Basil would be perfect for this dish! Well done on growing your own tomatoes and herbs, there is nothing like 100% organic food!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Thanks, Alice! Agreed!

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  3. Also, this is a cold pasta salad, right?

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    1. Yes, Georgia you can have it cold as well! πŸ™‚

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  4. This looks amazing! Some of my favorite ingredients combined into one beautiful dish!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words, I am really happy you like it, I like it very much,too! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. You’re welcome! Great job! πŸ™‚

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  5. Great idea, just in time to try it out this week with fresh basil and tomatoes ripening in the garden. Nice photos too, looks yummy! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Alenka Bester for the nice comment, I am really happy you found this recipe useful. Well done on growing your own Tomatoes and Basil, they would be perfect for this type of pasta! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  6. Great idea, just in time to try it out this week with basil and cherry tomatoes ripening in the garden. Nice photos too, looks yummy! πŸ™‚

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  7. Great idea, just in time to try it out this week with basil and tomatoes ripening in the garden. Nice photos too, looks yummy!

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  8. Definitely a winning recipe.
    Leslie

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    1. Wow thank you so much Leslie for this very special comment, I am really delighted you liked it. Simple, non expensive and easy accessible ingredients make the best recipes! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. That is for sure. It goes nicely with a summer meal.
        Leslie

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  9. talesfromthebarefootkitchen · · Reply

    Alice – looks like another delicious recipe, I can’t wait to try it! Simple is definitely the way to go. Love the photo too, yum! πŸ™‚

    Melissa.

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa for the very kind words, I am really happy you find it interesting! Please let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  10. Caprese salad is the ultimate summery dish. I love how this is like a Caprese salad but in pasta form.

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by and the nice words! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. The Broke Black Chick · · Reply

    Oh man that looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words, I am happy you like it! It is amazing what simple ingredients can make to a dish! Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  12. Looks delicious!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment and stopping by!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  13. Dear alifemoment,
    Your food pictures always make me hungry..I like your clean and professional look on your blog.. I nominated and awarded you for Very Inspiring Blogger Award… Here’s the address.. https://itsmejlee.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thank-you/
    Thank you for posting amazing stuff and please continue to do so!!

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    1. Thank you very much for this nomination, I feel honored and delighted you considered my blog. Congratulations and keep your amazing work up! πŸ™‚ Thank you again!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Thank you and please upload more food pictures! I love them!!

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      2. You are too kind! πŸ™‚

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  14. It looks fresh and delicious πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much lapetitepaniere I am really happy you liked this type of pasta. I am having it very often,lately!
      Best wishes and thank you for stopping by,
      Alice

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  15. Looks like the perfect pasta salad!

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    1. Thank you Lori, I like it very much,too and think it is perfect to have it when you are tired from work, you can bring it at work or on a picnic! Practical and delicious! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. Alice this is so simple and beautiful. I love pizzas and pastas because they say ‘cheese’ and your dish is simply cheesy lol . just how I love it πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you soooo much akd for this nice comment, You are right this type of pasta is really cheesy! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes and thank you for stopping by,
      Alice

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  17. Simple and amazing idea… I think I found what to cook today πŸ˜€

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    1. Wow thank you so much, I am happy you will give it a go! Please let me know what you think! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. AMAZING!! I had it for lunch, alone. It was great and so simple… just the perfect combination, I dont know why I haven’t thought about it before. Ive done pasta in many ways, but not like this one πŸ˜€ thank you so much for the recipe!! Best, Allane

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  18. Ottima!!! Alice, wonderful fresh summer pasta salad! It looks delicious!!

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    1. Thank you so much Serena for the very nice comment, I am really happy and delighted you liked it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  19. Super yum….my godmother used to make this for me…so seeing it makes me think of her and our wonderful memories! I love it too! πŸ™‚

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    1. Dear Diana,
      I am really happy that this recipe brings you back to sweet and special memories! Thank you for sharing it with me! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  20. This looks so amazing and delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words, I really appreciate! Please do give it a go, I would love to hear from you if you like it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  21. Perfect! Mozzarella, basil, tomatoes and spaghetti pasta is my favorite. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much poohalicious for the very nice comment, hope you get the chance to try it! I would love to hear what you think! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  22. Your pictures look so delicious!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much jverie for the very nice words, I am really happy you like my photos! πŸ™‚
      Very best wishes,
      Alice

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  23. This sounds wonderful! My garden runneth over with basil so it’s always good to find another way to use it. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Robin for the nice comment, I think this type of pasta would be perfect with your homegrown Basil. Please do give it a go! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  24. God, this looks divine! Wish I had enough money to hire you as my personal chef! πŸ™‚

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    1. Lol, this is the first time someone called me a chef. Trust me, sometimes I am really messy in the kitchen! Thank you very much,anyway for the nice words! I really do appreciate!
      Have an amazing Sunday,
      Alice

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  25. What type of tomatoes are those?

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    1. Hello, the tomatoes I used for the recipe are cherry sweet tomatoes! πŸ™‚

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  26. Looks so delish.Yum

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    1. Thanks a lot for your nice comment, I hope you will try it,

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  27. spoonfulsofpeanutbutter · · Reply

    This is my favorite way to eat pasta, too – you just can’t go wrong with it! So simple and so good!!

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by and the nice words! I am happy you like it! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  28. Loved your pictures πŸ™‚ Colorful and appetizing!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words! I love photography and food even more! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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