Chef Gianluca Deiana Abis: Insalata Di Pasta Mediterranea/ Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Difficulty: 1 out of 5
12 oz Penne pasta
1/2 lb Cherry tomatoes
20 Fresh Basil leaves
1/3 cup Black olives, pitted
1 can of Tuna in oil
1/3 cup of Mozzarella buffalo
Extra Virgin Olive Oil qb
Wash and cut cherry tomatoes into small pieces. Diced buffalo mozzarella, which you will put in a colander to lose the excess whey.
Meantime, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook your pasta. Go back to the dressing: in a large bowl place the tuna together with its own oil and mash it with the fork.
Add chopped cherry tomatoes to the bowl together with the tuna and the basil leaves chopped by hand. Mix well to blend all the flavors together.
Drain the pasta and transfer it directly into the bowl together with the sauce. Also add the black olives and mozzarella. Mix well and season with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let your Mediterranean pasta salad rest for at least half an hour before bringing it to the table. Enjoy!
If you prefer stronger flavors, use baked black olives, typical of Southern Italy.