Sicilian Salad Recipe
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Sicilian Salad Recipe

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Cheese cubes give substance to this beautiful, mild and fresh pasta salad. It makes a great side in any season. —Ben Haen, Baldwin, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) small pasta shells
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 229 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, cheese, onion, olives and parsley. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sicilian Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p72

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lolohiser User ID: 5362556 247124
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"This is a quick pasta salad that does not require a dressing of some sort. A change of pace for sure. Will make it again for sure."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 81283
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"Wonderful, quick pasta salad. I keep most of the ingredients on hand so that made it a cinch. I have had more flavorful pasta salads but this was nice, light, and not overpowering. Will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1131605 83906
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"This pasta salad is mild and delicious! It is a nice departure from other pasta salads that have a heavy Italian dressing flavor. It goes well with a sandwich, or burger. I have served it with BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and the mildness of this recipe did not compete with the flavor of the pork."

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