Herb Medley Pasta Salad

Herb Medley Pasta Salad

Servings 6 servings


  • 1 lb uncooked rotini pasta
  • 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/4 cup Mariposa Farms Fresh Basil rinsed, stacked, rolled and cut leaves
  • 3/4 tsp Mariposa Farms Fresh Oregano rinsed and finely chopped leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Cookies Flavor Enhancer
  • 1 1/2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes rinsed and cut in half
  • 1 sm-med clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp Mariposa Farms Fresh Chives rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Mariposa Farms Fresh Thyme rinse and remove the leaves
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock fat removed and low sodium
  • 2 tbsp Mariposa Farms Fresh Parsley rinsed and chopped leaves
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese


  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the package; however do not add any salt or oil during the cooking process. When its tender drain, rinse and drain again.
  • Using a large bowl add the pasta, 2 tsp of olive oil, basil, oregano, cookies flavor enhancer to the hot pasta and toss well to coat and combine.
  • In a large nonstick skillet using medium-high heat, add the remaining 2 tsp of oil. Add the tomatoes and garlic; saute for about 2 minutes and add the chives and thyme; saute for an additional minute or until the tomatoes are getting a charred appearance to them. Add in the chicken broth and boil for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato mixture, parsley and ricotta cheese to the pasta and gently toss to combine. Serve warm and enjoy!