Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Risoni salad recipe

Pasta salads are an easy summer salad you can serve at BBQs. Try this risoni salad that is tossed with fresh tomato and freshly torn mint and basil leaves. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 cup risoni, uncooked
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • ground pepper
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 7-8 large leaves of basil, roughly chopped
  • 7-8 large leaves of mint, roughly chopped


Put 4 cups water in a saucepan, and bring to the boil, add risoni, boil for 8 minutes - it cooks quite quickly. Remove from heat and place into colander and rinse with cold water.  Leave to drain.

Zest and squeeze lemon, put into a bowl, add ground pepper and olive oil. Whisk.

Combine tomatoes, risoni, basil and mint in a salad bowl. Drizzle over lemon juice and oil mixture and combine thoroughly. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. 


This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke. Melissa blogs at Frills in the Hills.