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Cold Penne Salad with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

« A cold Mediterranean-inspired salad to enjoy all summer long. This recipe is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats served at barbecues where a good rosé flows freely » 
Type Side Dish BarbecuePasta SaladPasta Penne TomatoesZucchiniParmesan
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time Cooking: 10 minutes - Preparation: 15 minutes
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Serves 4

  • ½ lb (250 g) penne (or other short pasta)
  • ½ lb (250 g) cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ lb (100 g) small zucchini
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 10-15 basil leaves
  • 8 anchovy fillets, packed in oil
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 oz (150 g) parmesan
  • Salt, pepper


Prepare the Ingredients

  • Wash and stem cherry tomatoes and cut into thin slices, 2-3 mm thick
  • Wash lettuce and cut into shreds
  • Cut zucchini lengthwise into thin slices, approximately 1 mm thick A mandoline makes the task easier
  • Stem basil leaves and snip finely
  • Shave parmesan

Cook the Pasta

  • Heat salted water in a large pot Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente Drain and rinse with cold water

Prepare the Dressing

  • Pour anchovy fillets into a bowl and puree them
  • Add lemon juice and mustard
  • Add pepper and possibly salt – the anchovy may contain enough salt, eliminating the need to add more
  • Whisk while gradually adding oil to emulsify the mixture
  • Dress the Salad
  • In a salad bowl, combine romaine lettuce, cold penne, and tomato and zucchini slices
  • Pour dressing over all and toss gently
  • Sprinkle snipped basil and parmesan shavings over all

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Penne pasta Recipes  Penne pasta Recipes
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