Sicilian Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Fresh Herbs

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Sicilian Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Fresh Herbs

Do you have a go-to summer pasta dish? This Sicilian pasta salad with tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs is mine. I learnt the basic recipe from my Sicilian sister-in-law many years ago and as the tomato season draws nigh, I wait in eager anticipation. Andiamo!

Sicilian Pasta Salad

It’s a very simple recipe, so the quality of the ingredients is crucial. Ripe, juicy flavoursome tomatoes are a must as is a good flavoursome cold pressed olive oil. When I was first shown how to make this Sicilian pasta salad, it only had eight ingredients: olive oil, tomatoes, olives, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and pasta. Of course, it’s very adaptable and I change it a little each time I make it. I tend to use whatever fresh herbs I have to hand, although basil is my favourite. I also add a dash of chilli sauce. Just ensure the sauce marinades for at least an hour before adding the pasta and it will never cease to delight. Buon appetito, but

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