Penne, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad


Pasta salad is a warm-season favorite with garden fresh basil and summer sweet cherry tomatoes. This recipe takes only a few minutes to put together and makes a quick summertime meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 5 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 ounces fresh basil

  • 12 large black olives, halved


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan. Add green onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add pasta, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat to warm through.

  3. Stir in mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Coarsely tear basil leaves in halves or thirds; add to pasta with olives and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
17g Fat
48g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 337mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 345mg 27%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 358mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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