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Mediterranean Acini Pasta Salad With Olives & Artichokes Recipe

The tiny Acini de Pepe pastina is the star of many great Italian soups… but salads? Akin to couscous in size, the Mediterranean Acini Pasta Salad with Olives & Artichokes Recipe is a small-but-mighty pasta cut is picnic-ready in this colorful salad recipe. We load it up with your favorite Mediterranean goodies and dress it in a zesty balsamic vinaigrette.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add chicken broth to a large saucepot. Add water as necessary to cook pasta according to package instructions. Bring to a boil and cook pasta. Drain and rinse. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, place all dressing ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Transfer cooled pasta to a large serving bowl. Combine all salad ingredients with cooled pasta. Toss with dressing to coat.
  4. Serve topped with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Mediterranean Acini Pasta Salad With Olives & Artichokes Recipe

The tiny Acini de Pepe pastina is the star of many great Italian soups… but salads? Akin to couscous in size, the Mediterranean Acini Pasta Salad with Olives & Artichokes Recipe is a small-but-mighty pasta cut is picnic-ready in this colorful salad recipe. We load it up with your favorite Mediterranean goodies and dress it in a zesty balsamic vinaigrette.