Two bowls filled with curly pasta, roast tomatoes, basil and white cheese balls

Pasta salad with bocconcini, capers and tomatoes

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Take your pasta salad to the next level by adding sweet diced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls for a light veggie dinner



  • short pasta (such as radiatori) 150g
  • vine tomatoes 3, diced
  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • red wine vinegar 1 tbsp
  • baby capers 1 tbsp
  • bocconcini 150g pack, drained and balls torn in half if large (see notes below)
  • basil a handful, chopped
  • chives chopped to make 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions. While the pasta is cooking, toss together the tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, capers and lots of seasoning in a bowl.

  • Step 2

    Drain the pasta then rinse under cold water and drain again. Add to the tomato mixture and toss really well. Leave for 5 minutes, tossing a few times throughout.

  • Step 3

    Add the bocconcini and herbs, and toss again before serving.

Bocconcini are mini mozzarella balls and are available in large supermarkets, delis and cheesemongers.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 549
  • Fat 25.1g
  • Saturates 10.4g
  • Carbs 57g
  • Sugars 4.5g
  • Fibre 5g
  • Protein 21.4g
  • Salt 0.9g