Mushroom Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

Kathy W


This is a light, refreshing salad that can be used as a side or a main dish. It's easy to fix. Great for a picnic or carry in.

Note: Prep time does not include marinate time.

Adapted from a recipe in Pasta Cooking


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 oz
    mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 8 oz
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz
    pasta, mini penne or any shaped pasta of your choice

  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    lemon juice (start with 3 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp
    (heaping) chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp
    chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 t dried
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    or so sugar, to taste (or omit if you prefer a tangier dressing)

How to Make Mushroom Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes


  1. Place sliced mushrooms in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Add to mushrooms and gently mix to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate at least 1 hour.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain.
  4. Add cold pasta and halved cherry tomatoes to mushrooms and lemon dressing. Mix well to coat. Serve at room temperature or chill if you prefer.

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