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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

by Suzie Bellomo on July 07, 2021

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

We love this easy Mediterranean pasta salad recipe using our Estate Olive Oil. It's great to make ahead of time, especially if you're bringing it to a picnic and want to prep in advance. We can't wait for you to try this!


    • 3 cups uncooked fusilli pasta
      • 2 heaping cups halved cherry tomatoes
      • 1 small can of black olives
        • 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeasdrained and rinsed
          • 2 cups arugula
            • 1 cup Persian cucumberssliced into thin half moons
              • 1 cup cubed or crumbled feta cheese
                • 1 cup basil leavestorn
                  • ½ cup minced parsley
                    • ½ cup chopped mint
                      • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts (optional)


                      • ¼ cup Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil, more for drizzling
                      • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
                      • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
                      • 3 garlic cloves, minced
                      • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, or dried Italian seasoning
                      • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
                      • ¾ teaspoon sea salt


                      1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions, or until slightly past al dente.
                      2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, herbes de Provence, red pepper flakes, and salt.
                      3. Drain the pasta, toss it with a little olive oil (so that it doesn’t stick together) and let it cool to room temp. Transfer to a large bowl with the tomatoes, chickpeas, arugula, cucumbers, feta cheese, basil, parsley, mint, and pine nuts. Pour the dressing and toss to coat. Season to taste with more lemon, salt, pepper, and/or a drizzle of olive oil, if desired, and serve.

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