Pasta Salad for summer

Pasta Salad for summer

By 27/07/2012

I have been making this for my daughter's school pack lunches. Just a simple summery pasta dish, which is easy to take with you to work, to a pic-nic or just to be enjoyed at home.

I have taken this to the beach today and my children liked it very much.
It is hot in Italy and I am enjoying the much needed sun. The sunshine gives you energy, happiness and just makes you generally feeling good.

This is handy when you want to prepare something in advance if you need to go away and want something ready when you get home.

Just cook some good quality pasta and then add whatever you fancy in it. Easy stuff.

  • Prep Time : 50 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Cook the pasta in salty water, then drain and put it in a bowl.

Hard boil the eggs, drain and then peel the shells off and chop them into pieces.

Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.

Cook the peas in a pan for 15 minutes with a tbsp of olive oil.

Add the eggs, the peas, the ham, the diced cheese and mozzarella, olives, capers, chopped artichoke hearts, the tomatoes, tuna and 4 tbsp of olive oil and stir it all in with the pasta. Enjoy!

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22 Responses to Pasta Salad for summer

  1. Marina@Picnic at Marina

    Alida, it is so summery and delicious!

  2. Anne

    Great summer salad! will try this for sure:) Have a lovely weekend!~Anne

  3. Pegasuslegend

    Now that's Italian… no mayonnaise… amazing recipe as we mayo is never in our salads… a girl after my own heart! BRAVO!

  4. elly

    Brava Alida! Veramente un gran bel piatto di pasta freddo, tutto da gustare!! In spiaggia o in giardino, o a casa! Ovunque va bene!!

  5. Anyol

    En verano, nos gusta bien fresquita, esta que pones, esta de vicio.He abierto las votaciones para elegir la receta ganadora del reto. Quieres votar una de las recetas? Solo deja en tu comentario el numero de la receta que te ha gustado mas.Gracias.

  6. Alexandra

    Looks so delicious and fresh. x

  7. Ozlem's Turkish Table

    Dear Alida, what a refreshing, summer in a plate recipe; I gave a link to this lovely recipe at my post below, for an Olympic feast, hope you enjoy it! xx Ozlem

  8. Balvinder Ubi

    If you are making this for your daughter then she might also like grilled ratatouille one which I posted a day before.

  9. simple baking

    This looks really nice and fresh. Great idea for lunch box. xoAnuja

  10. Cabriola

    wooow !! really tasty + delicious pasta salad!Thanks a lot for this idea, really suitable for this hot summergreetings from hot Spain 🙂

  11. Petro Neagu

    It refreshes me only by looking at it! You have such a "thing" with food and those pictures :)Hugs, Alida

  12. Curt's Delectables

    Hi I am your newest follower and a big fan from my mom's blog… hope to be foodie friends… love this recipe looks delicious

  13. Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos

    My youngest daughter also loves this Summer salads, I let her prepare them, she likes adding any fruit. Have a nice Sunday!

  14. Giovanna

    Che buone le insalate di pasta, brava Alida!Baci

  15. Catherine

    Dear Alida, Perfecto!! for this warm weather. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  16. Rosita Vargas

    Wooooww….me encantan las pastas en ensalada super buena,abrazos hugs.hugs.

  17. simran

    njoy the sunshine!……….lovely salad……..i love pasta salad….yum.

  18. Italian Food

    I am agree with you, it is really a good food for this summer. Such a mouth-watering delicacy. But I haven't try this recipe of yours. Are you the one who made this recipe?

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