Bursting with flavour, this delicious salad is sure to be a hit at any BBQ or Christmas get-together

Difficulty
Easy
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
12 minutes
Makes
6 serves

Ingredients:

For the pasta salad:

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 220g cherry bocconcini, halved
  • 1 packet Community Co Shell Pasta*
  • 3 tbsp Community Co Pine Nuts*, lightly toasted

For the herb vinaigrette:

  • ⅔ cup olive oil
  • 4-5 tbsp Community Co Red Wine Vinegar*
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained and roughly chopped (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp Community Co Sea Salt*
  • ¼ tsp Community Co Black Peppercorns*

How to make:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add dressing ingredients and whisk until well combined. Reserve 2 tbsp of dressing in an airtight container and set aside.
  2. Add cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella to mixing bowl with the dressing and toss to combine. Cover and leave to marinate for approximately 30 minutes.
  3. While the cheese and tomatoes are marinating, boil pasta according to directions on the packet. Drain pasta and toss with a drizzle of olive oil. Allow pasta to cool slightly.
  4. Add pasta to mixing bowl with reserved dressing and pine nuts and toss to combine.
Tip: Can be served warm or made ahead and kept in the fridge for 1-2 days.
*Community Co products are available from your local IGA store.