This Pasta Salad is great for a appetizer because you can prepare it ahea, but is also good as a main dish.


  • 400 g mini shell pasta
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 5 large tomatoes (600 g)
  • 2 hands of black olives pitted, unsalted
  • 4 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 7 tablespoons, extra virgin olive oil
  • salt sea
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh basil or dried


Pasta Salad

  1. Bring a large pan with salted water to a boil, add the pasta and garlic, skin on. Meanwhile finely cut tomatoes and olives, cut them of the size of a pasta, or smaller.
  2. When the pasta it`s cooked put them under cold running water and leave them to drain. To make the dressing, peel the garlic and mush it in a pestle and mortar, then put it in a bowl and add about 7 tablespoons olive oil and 4 large tablespoons of red wine vinegar.
  3. Place the pasta in a large bowl from which you`ll serve it, add the tomatoes and olives and pour the garlic sauce, freshly ground black pepper and basil, add more salt if you like it saltier.
  4. Mix the Pasta Salad and is ready to be served!
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