Seasonal Pasta Salad

Pasta salad

Fresh and easy pasta salad with local veggies, fresh mozzarella, and tossed with a simple homemade dressing. Great for summer get togethers, fall harvests, and spring picnics.

Bottle of white wine

Recommended Wine Pairing

2021 Pinot Gris Reserve

After pressing, the Pinot gris Reserve is transferred to 5–6 year-old oak barrels for fermentation and aging. We use older or “neutral” barrels because we do not want a strong flavor of oak in this wine. However, we are seeking the rich, full, complex flavors and mouthfeel that develop over months of barrel aging. The neutral barrel is the perfect vessel to showcase the sometimes-overlooked potential of Pinot gris. Aged in French oak for 9 months.

Seasonal Pasta Salad

Recipe Courtesy of Brenna

Serve with 2021 Pinot Gris Reserve

Serves 10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


Pasta Salad:

1 pound dried pasta – I like rotini for this!
1 cup sliced bell pepper
1 cup thinly sliced zucchini into half moons
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 cup halved mixed olives
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls, chopped
1/3 cup fresh parsley or basil (optional)


1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (plus more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Step 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until tender, per box instructions. Drain & rinse well under cold water. Put in fridge to chill. I usually cook my pasta in advance to doing the rest of the recipe, or use leftover pasta from the night before.

Step 2. In a large bowl, make the dressing. Whisk the white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano, and olive oil until well incorporated. Pull pasta out of the fridge and add directly into the dressing and mix well.

Step 3. Add in bell pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, scallion, olives, parmesan, mozzarella, and herbs. Taste for seasoning, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. This is the step to add in any other fresh veggies in season! Swap out cherry tomatoes for diced heirloom tomatoes, add snap peas, spinach, or mushrooms!

*The longer this all sits together, the more flavorful it will be! If you can make this the night before then wait until the next day to have this, all of the veggies will have soaked up that dressing too!