Garlic Pasta Salad

Cooking Time: 5    Servings: N/A


adapted from Jamie Oliver

  • 11 oz small shell pasta 
  • 3 garlic cloves 
  • 9 oz yellow cherry tomatoes 
  • 9 oz cherry tomatoes 
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives 
  • ¼ cup fresh basil 
  • 1 med cucumber 
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Scene Champagne Vinegar
  • 7 tablespoons Olive Scene bold Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • sea salt 
  • fresh ground black pepper 


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.
  2. Throw in the pasta and garlic and simmer for about 5 minutes or until al dente, and drain. 
  3. Put the garlic to one side for the dressing. 
  4. Put the pasta in a bowl. 
  5. Chop the tomatoes, olives, chives, basil and cucumber into pieces about half the size of the pasta and add to the bowl. 
  6. Squash the garlic cloves out of their skins and pound in a pestle and mortar. 
  7. Wisk the vinegar, oil and seasoning.
  8. Add garlic and blend.
  9. Drizzle vinaigrette over the salad, adding a little more seasoning to taste.