Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Green Olivada
Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Green Olivada might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 479 calories, 14g of protein, and 26g of fat. This pescatarian recipe serves 8. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. If you have anchovy paste, garlic clove, olives, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the pasta you could follow this main course with the Chocolate Dessert Pasta as a dessert.
With machine running, add garlic clove toprocessor through feed tube and processuntil finely chopped; turn off machine.
Add 1 cup chopped olives, capers, redwine vinegar, anchovy paste, mustard, andcrushed red pepper. Using 6 on/off turns,process to chop coarsely. With machinerunning, gradually add 1/2 cup olive oil,forming coarse puree.
Transfer to bowl;stir in remaining 1 cup olives. Seasonolivada to taste with salt and pepper.DO AHEAD: Olivada can be made 3 daysahead. Cover and refrigerate.
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling saltedwater until just tender but still firm to bite,stirring occasionally.
Transferdrained pasta to large bowl.
Drizzleremaining 1 tablespoon oil over pasta;toss to coat. Cool, stirring occasionally.
Add olivada, halved tomatoes,mozzarella, and oregano to pasta; toss tocoat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.