Summer Sunshine Pasta Salad with La Molisana Penne Rigate and Morella Grove Flair

Summer Sunshine Pasta Salad

Embrace the vibrant flavors of summer with our sensational Summer Sunshine Pasta Salad, a delightful creation that marries the excellence of La Molisana Penne Rigate, Morella Grove's exquisite Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar, the bold zest of Hot Bippi Chilli Oil and top it off with Maldon Salt. This refreshing pasta salad, featuring a medley of fresh vegetables, nuts, and crumbled feta cheese, is a celebration of the season's bounty.

At, we curate the finest Italian ingredients, ensuring your culinary adventures are infused with quality and authenticity. La Molisana's pasta, Morella Grove's EVOOs and vinegars, and the Italian Style Chilli Oils from Bippi Chilli are stars in this ensemble, elevating your summer dining experience.

Let's embark on a culinary journey that encapsulates the essence of summer – where every bite is a burst of sunshine and every ingredient tells a tale of quality and passion.


  • 250g La Molisana Penne Rigate (available at
  • 2 tablespoons Morella Grove Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Morella Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Bippi Chilli Oil (Italian Style, available at
  • 1 teaspoon Maldon Salt
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh capsicum, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, or almonds), roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for extra zing


Cook La Molisana Penne Rigate:
Boil a large pot of generously salted water.
Cook La Molisana Penne Rigate according to package instructions until al dente.
Drain, rinse under cold water, and let it cool.

Prepare Morella Grove Caramelised Balsamic Dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together Morella Grove Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar, Morella Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Hot Bippi Chilli Oil, and Maldon Salt.
Set aside.

Sauté Onion and Garlic:
In a pan, sauté thinly sliced red onion and minced garlic until softened.
Allow them to cool slightly.

Mix Pasta and Vegetables:
In a large salad bowl, combine cooled La Molisana Penne Rigate, sautéed onion and garlic, diced fresh capsicum, and fresh thyme leaves.

Dress with Morella Grove Flair:
Pour the prepared dressing over the pasta and veggies.
Toss gently until everything is well-coated.

Add Crunch and Cheese:
Sprinkle mixed nuts over the salad for a delightful crunch.
Add crumbled feta cheese and toss again.

Season and Serve:
Season the salad with freshly ground black pepper.
Serve chilled or at room temperature with lemon wedges on the side.

Enjoy Your Refreshing Summer Pasta Salad:
Delight in this light and flavorful pasta salad, showcasing the finest ingredients from Perfect for picnics, barbecues, or a refreshing side dish at your summer gatherings!

As we wrap up our Summer Sunshine Pasta Salad adventure, we invite you to savor the flavors of this vibrant season. La Molisana Penne Rigate, with its perfect al dente texture, forms the canvas for a symphony of tastes – from the sweetness of Morella Grove Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar to the kick of Hot Bippi Chilli, accompanied by Maldon Salt is your gateway to culinary excellence, bringing you a curated selection of premium ingredients. The fusion of La Molisana pasta, Morella Grove flair, and the zest of Italian Style Chilli Oils from Bippi Chilli creates a harmony that tantalizes the taste buds.

In the spirit of summer gatherings, picnics, and outdoor festivities, our Summer Sunshine Pasta Salad promises to be the star of your table. Enjoy the freshness, relish the flavors, and let each bite transport you to a sun-kissed haven of culinary delight. Cheers to the art of good food and the joy it brings!

Remember, dear readers, every dish is a canvas, and you, the chef, are the artist. Food is an expression of culture, a tale of memories, and a celebration of life. Cherish each bite, relish each moment, and when you seek inspiration, visit PetitsTré – your culinary haven. Happy cooking and happy eating! 🍽️❤️


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