Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

This vibrant and delicious pasta salad features the Fresh Press Farms Classic Olive Oil, which lends a rich and fruity flavor to the dressing and enhances the overall taste of the salad. The combination of fresh vegetables, herbs, and tangy dressing creates a light and satisfying dish, perfect for enjoying on warm summer days. Feel free to customize the salad by adding other favorite vegetables or herbs of your choice.


  • 8 oz fusilli pasta (or any pasta shape of your choice)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (any color you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

For the dressing:


  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, black olives, feta cheese (if using), basil, and parsley. Toss gently to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the Fresh Press Farms Classic Olive Oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the bowl of vegetables and pour the dressing over the top. Toss everything together until the pasta and vegetables are evenly coated with the dressing.
  • Cover the pasta salad and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Before serving, give the pasta salad a gentle toss and taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy as a refreshing start-of-summer pasta salad!