Penne with Salsa Verde and Grape Tomatoes

Quick and tasty dinner fix!


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

servings: 5 to 6

preparation time: 20 minutes


1 package of penne pasta (1 lb.)

20 grate (or cherry) tomatoes, halved

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 and ½ cup chopped parsley

1 ½ tbsp chopped fresh thyme

1 tbsp chopped capers

olive oil and salt to taste


1 – Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Meanwhile, prepare the salsa verde.

2 – Mix chopped shallot and vinegar in a bowl and let sit.

3 – Chop parsley, thyme and capers and add them in the bowl with the shallot and vinegar. Add olive oil and salt to taste and mix well.

4 – Once the penne is done, mix it with the salsa verde and add the tomatoes.

5 – Taste. If necessary, add more salt and olive oil. 

Tips and Options:

  • Substitute the vinegar for juice of 1 lemon.
  • Add diced fresh mozzarella.

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