Chef Joe’s Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 10 min
Servings: 6 Skill Level: easy

There is something nostalgic and quintessential about a delicious, simple PASTA SALAD. crispy prosciutto • roasted & fresh tomato • crunchy cucumber • salty pecorino • & buttery Pearls olives

Recipe and image attributed by Chef Joe Sasto


  • 1 pound pasta (such as fusilli or penne)
  • 1 can of black ripe olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 jar of roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of grated pecorino cheese
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup of roasted tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 slices of crispy prosciutto, crumbled
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl.
  2. Add the drained and sliced black ripe olives, chopped roasted red peppers, chopped parsley, grated pecorino cheese, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped roasted tomatoes, and diced cucumber to the bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss well to combine.
  4. Serve the pasta salad in bowls or plates and sprinkle the crumbled crispy prosciutto over the top.
  5. Enjoy your delicious pasta salad with pearls black ripe olives, roasted red peppers, parsley, pecorino, cherry tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, crispy prosciutto, and cucumbers!

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