Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Refreshing bruschetta combined with pasta makes for a great side dish or appetizer.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • ½ (16 ounce) package whole wheat penne pasta

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 cups diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups mini fresh mozzarella balls

  • ½ cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped


  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.

  2. Whisk vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and sugar together to make dressing. Add onion, salt, and pepper; mix well.

  3. Combine warm pasta and dressing in a large bowl until pasta is well coated. Let cool, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil to the cooled pasta. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Cook's Note:

Use 1 pound cooked pasta of your choice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
18g Fat
26g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 390mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* 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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