May 24, 2024 | Blog edition

Summer is INSALATA DI PASTA FREDDA “pasta salad”: easy, tasty and quick to make; a dish that can be prepared in advance and that always makes everyone agree.
Perfect for picnics and outdoor buffets, it is a single dish, practical and quick to make, which can be conveniently prepared in advance.
Do you want to amaze your guests? Serve it in a jar and your party will immediately be Fashion di Gusto.
Pasta salad can be made in a thousand variations and the one I propose today is one of my favourites, a few ingredients, cherry tomato, Taggiasca olives, tuna and mozzarella are enhanced to the maximum by the flavor of a basil, pistachio pesto .

To make a tasty and perfect INSALATA DI PASTA FREDDA:
1. Cook the pasta very al dente, removing it 1-2 minutes before the time indicated on the package.
2. To cool it, do not run it under cold water because it loses the starch and flavour, but spread it on a baking tray covered with baking paper and season it with 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to prevent it from “sticking”; let it cool to room temperature.
3. Prepare the sauce in a large bowl and keep it in the fridge, season the pasta shortly before serving, this way you can keep it for longer.
4. Use a short pasta shape that collects the sauce better, farfalle, fusilli but also eliche and classic penne are perfect.
And now all you have to do is put my tips into practice and make your pasta salad right away.