Pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh oregano

pasta fredda con mozzarella, pomodorini e origano

6 servings

This pasta salad is served at room temperature because the cold can mute its bright flavors.



Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente; drain, spread on a baking sheet and drizzle with 3 tablespoons oil; stir to combine. Let pasta cool completely.

Finely grate the zest of 1 lemon into a large bowl. Add pasta, cheese, tomatoes and oregano; toss to combine.

Squeeze 4 tablespoons juice from lemons. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, remaining 6 tablespoons oil and generous pinch salt and pepper. Pour dressing over pasta and mix well; adjust seasoning. Serve at room temperature.