Simple Mediterranean pasta salad

Tastes of summer, sun, and Italian joie de vivre.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 859 / Protein 31g / Carbohydr. 107g / Fat 33g

Ingredients (2 servings)

250 gshort pasta (e.g. penne)
125 gcherry tomatoes
100 gsun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
150 gbell peppers (grilled)
100 garugula
1onion (red)
60 gpine nuts
30 gSerrano ham
20 gParmesan cheese
4 tbspsun-dried tomato oil
2 tbspbalsamic vinegar (white)


large saucepan, sieve, peeler, large bowl, small frying pan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Blanc de Noir, fine dry, 2013
“Blanc de Noir” denotes, as the name suggests, a white wine produced from red grapes. Due to the lower acidity of red grapes, the wine is very digestible, yet very charismatic because of the spicy fruit flavors.

Step 1

Simple Mediterranean pasta salad

Cook pasta in salted boiling water, according to package instructions, for approx. 8 – 10 min. until al dente. Drain and leave to cool.

large saucepan, sieve

250 g short pasta / salt

Step 2

Simple Mediterranean pasta salad

Halve red onion and cut into thin rings. Drain sun-dried tomatoes, saving the oil, and cut into thin strips. Halve cherry tomatoes and cut grilled bell pepper into bite-sized pieces.

cutting board, knife

1 onion (red) / 100 g sun-dried tomatoes in oil / 125 g cherry tomatoes / 150 g grilled bell peppers

Step 3

Simple Mediterranean pasta salad

Toast pine nuts in a small frying pan until golden.

small frying pan, cooking spoon

60 g pine nuts

Step 4

Simple Mediterranean pasta salad

Combine cooked pasta with onion, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and arugula. Add sun-dried tomato oil and balsamic vinegar. Season generously with salt and pepper.

large bowl, cooking spoon

100 g argula / 4 tbsp sun-dried tomato oil / 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar / salt / pepper

Step 5

Simple Mediterranean pasta salad

Tear Serrano ham into pieces and add to salad. Mix well and top with Parmesan shavings to serve.


30 g Serrano ham / 20 g Parmesan cheese