Penne Pasta with Salsa Verde and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

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Jill Published: April 7, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Penne Pasta with Salsa Verde and Cherry Tomatoes

Amp up your usual penne pasta with a serving of this dish that’s loaded with piquant salsa verde, salty capers, and juicy tomatoes, for a fresher meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • ¾cupflat leaf parsley,lightly packed, with thick stems removed
  • 2garlic cloves
  • tbspcapers,drained
  • ½tspanchovy paste
  • 6tbspolive oil
  • ¾tspred wine vinegar
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh-ground black pepper
  • ¾lbpenne rigate
  • ¾lbfresh mozzarella
  • 2cupscherry tomatoes


  1. In a blender or food processor, puree the parsley, the smashed garlic, the capers, and the anchovy paste with the olive oil, the wine vinegar and the salt and pepper.

  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne rigate for about 13 minutes, until just done. Drain.

  3. In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the parsley mixture, mozzarella and tomatoes.

  4. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 774.15kcal
  • Fat: 40.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.26g
  • Fiber: 4.32g
  • Sugar: 5.57g
  • Protein: 31.38g
  • Cholesterol: 67.61mg
  • Sodium: 687.04mg
  • Calcium: 477.88mg
  • Potassium: 537.01mg
  • Iron: 2.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 236.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.56mg
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