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
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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


  • 1Place sliced mushrooms in a large bowl.
  • 2Whisk 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.
  • 3Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain.
  • 4Add 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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