Disclosure: This post was sponsored by La Pasta Inc, makers of the perfect pasta for all of your all natural fresh pasta needs. With fun and unique flavors that you won’t find anywhere else, as well as Italian classics, they produce a pasta for everyone, including vegan and gluten-free options! As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pasta salad gets a healthy twist just in time for summer! This veggie-loaded roasted string bean, tomato, basil, and mozzarella ravioli salad is feel-good warm weather food.
roasted string bean, tomato, basil, and mozzarella ravioli salad

Pasta salad before Memorial Day.

Things are getting all sorts of kooky around here.


Do people still follow these Memorial Day/Labor Day rules anymore?Like, If I wear white jeans around the Upper East Side tomorrow, will there be a Pretty Woman-esque situation in which all sorts of fashionable establishments will refuse to wait on me because I’m just all kinds of wrong?

On the flip side, if I wear white jeans while toting around this salad maybe the other pedestrians will think I’m so off the wall that I’ll finally get some personal space.

A girl can dream.

What’s more likely is that they’ll stick their hands into my salad bowl as they walk on by and pluck a ravioli out for the road.

To be honest. I wouldn’t blame them.


I’m ready to kick pasta salad season off yesterday if it means I can get more of this ravioli salad into my life.

A healthier alternative to the mayo-laden mess normally served when temps hit above freezing, it is chock full of roasted veggies and fresh flavor so it won’t weigh you down as you go about your day. The classic tomato/basil/mozzarella trio gets a bit of an updated feel to it with roasted tomatoes, spicy string beans, and a sprinkling of toasty pistachios on top. It’s kind of the perfect bite, made all the better because you can feel good about eating it.

I am extra excited about this ravioli salad because it uses my new favorite brand of pasta – La Pasta Inc – a producer of all-vegetarian, all natural fresh pastas. They feature such crazy fun flavors, like the Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Kale ravioli featured in this recipe, as well as all sorts of vegan and gluten-free options. Not only could I pronounce EVERY INGREDIENT on the ravioli ingredient list (BIG plus for me), but I was really blown away by it’s great flavor, with hints of sweet cheesy savory-ness in every bite.

If you want your pasta salad to be the buzz of the town this year (and not just because you made it a few weeks too early), then it needs to have some La Pasta pasta in it, so look for it in a store near you or try to locate where to find it using their store locator! No matter which of their myriad varieties you choose, you won’t be disappointed. I pretty much guarantee it.


Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go dig out my white pants. #LivingOnTheEdge

Roasted String Bean, Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Ravioli Salad
Pasta salad gets a healthy twist just in time for summer! This veggie-loaded roasted string bean, tomato, basil, and mozzarella ravioli salad is feel-good warm weather food.
Yield: 3-4 servings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb string beans, trimmed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tuscan or Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ lb sweet potato, quinoa, and kale ravioli
  • ½ lb mozzarella balls (bocconcini), quartered
  • ½ cup thinly sliced basil
  • ¼ cup pistachios, toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the olive oil, string beans, cherry tomatoes, Tuscan seasoning, red pepper flakes, and a hearty pinch of salt and black pepper. Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until string beans are starting to brown and tomatoes are starting to burst, about 20 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In the meantime, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the ravioli in the boiling water according to package directions. Drain.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the roasted vegetables, ravioli, mozzarella, and basil. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve topped with the pistachios.
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Serving size: ¼ of recipe


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63 Responses to Roasted String Bean, Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Ravioli Salad

  1. Lynn says:

    I just had a mental image of you walking around New York with a pasta salad while wearing white jeans. Do it! This salad looks good. 🙂

  2. Roasted veggies make everything better! And that pasta sounds delish! Will have to check out the brand.

  3. If you walked past me with this, I’d definitely pluck some from the bowl. I wouldn’t have energy to care about your jeans either 😉

  4. Trisha says:

    What a fun twist with the string beans! Love it! Pasta salad is one of my favorite things about summer, and this one is gorgeous!

  5. Julia says:

    I wore white pants 2 months ago and thankfully no one bowed their head to whiper or threw paint on me, so I’m going to take that to mean we can break all the Post Labor Day Pant-Wearing Rules. 😉 This pasta looks innnnnncredible! All fluffy and full o’ flavor. Sign me up for the no-mayo-laden mess! Have a great weekend, lady!

  6. Deena kakaya says:

    Now this is the kind of meal I want to eat out I the sun, perfectly timely x

  7. Why doesn’t everyone make pasta salad using ravioli! Best idea ever. I also did NOT know it isn’t kosher to eat pasta salad year round. so. Oppsies.

  8. You just can’t go wrong with raviolis – they look so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  9. Sounds like they have a lot of unique flavors. And I’m always down to eat pasta salad. This one looks great!

  10. What a fun healthy combo. So bright and vibrant too. Love what you come up with. 🙂
    Have a wondefful weekend Joanne!

  11. Leah Davis says:

    I am ready to wear white pants now too – I love your Pretty Woman reference. This looks delicious – I love the healthy alternative and those cherry tomatoes look perfectly red!

  12. Megan says:

    A roasted pasta salad sounds just perfect for any time of year!! This looks mouthwatering.

  13. Christina says:

    Wear the white jeans! But I’m totally plucking out a ravioli If I see you coming.

  14. SallyBR says:

    Pasta salad or any kind of pasta + me in white jeans, or any kind of white clothing = disaster.

    Not happening.

    but I’ll take this pasta salad anytime, and wear something spill-friendly

  15. Shashi says:

    Am not even a huge pasta fan, but everytime I see one of your pasta recipes, I find myself craving it -and very likely to grab a piece of ravioli and a string bean or two off your plate if I bumped into you!
    Have a wonderful weekend lady!

  16. Gimme a big bowlful of this beautiful pasta, a glass of wine (pretty soon, at least), and I’m set. Such a gorgeous, summery dish! Have a great weekend, Joanne!

  17. Pasta salad should never be limited! I actually have been looking for a great fresh pasta option, so thanks for recommending La Pasta Inc.

  18. When I break unspoken rules I just blame it on being Canadian. Everyone thinks Canadians are dumb. Ironically Americans couldn’t tell you the capital of Canada soooooo yeah.

  19. Roasting has become my favourite way to enjoy the veggies This pasta dish looks like a pure comfort!

  20. cheri says:

    What a great dish, love pasta salads, a meal in one. Never had green beans prepared this way, I bet they are delicious roasted. Great post Joanne!

  21. sandra says:

    Vegan ravioli is practically impossible to find unless it is squash, and even then they like to add some kind of cheese – so this is a real find. Thanks for the info!

  22. Looks really fancy for not too much work, that makes me super happy! Thanks Joanne!

  23. You used ravioli in a pasta salad and I will love you forever because of it. And seriously, I could eat pasta salad year round. Bring it on!

  24. elly says:

    There is a very good chance this will be made on mother’s day, namely because I’ve decided not to cook and this looks like something my husband could handle. Love the pistachios! I would have never though to add them but it’s a great idea.

  25. This sounds really good! We too prefer pasta salads that are not weighed down with mayo, much healthier! Good job girlfriend !!

  26. IDK you are in N.Y. Aren’t you supposed to be super fashionable and follow the rules? 😉 I’ll def be on the lookout for the ravioli!

  27. Pam says:

    It looks seriously awesome! Why have I never thought to make a pasta salad using ravioli? Brilliant!

  28. gloria says:

    Look so good Joanne!!

  29. This pretty much looks like the perfect lunch! I say go for the pasta salad, go for the white pants, yolo!

  30. Eileen says:

    If anywhere still follows fashion rules, NYC is the place…but I would go ahead and wear the white jeans anyway. Blind the onlookers with your fabulousness! 🙂 And this salad looks fantastic. I definitely need to get my hands on some green beans and bocconcini!

  31. This is a perfect spring time pasta dish! Looks delish! Fashion rules…I never can keep up with them. 😉

  32. Kate says:

    I feel like I’ve seen a lot of “filled” pasta salad this year – ravioli, tortellini, etc. What a great twist.

  33. P says:

    This salad is definitely having me crave for summer to begin now!!

  34. I’m all for breaking the pasta salad rules…and white jeans before memorial day 🙂

  35. Christine says:

    I want this. Right. Now. Seriously. Have to go shopping tomorrow and after looking on La Pasta’s website, yay, Whole Foods carries them! Joanne, this is delicious looking.

  36. I don’t even know what the Labor Day rules are!! Sooooo no, we don’t follow them, but they seem pretty hilarious! There’s nothing funny about this pasta though – pure deliciousness!

  37. The ravioli sounds good, something I would enjoy 🙂

  38. I think if I were walking by you, I would take the whole thing and run. This looks so good!

  39. This is so pretty, love all the vegetables in it too.

  40. Hotly Spiced says:

    I don’t understand NY. Is there a dress code for Memorial Day? I love the look of the ravioli – I’m sure with a plate of that you’d be welcome anywhere xx

  41. Shannon says:

    my kind of pasta salad- chock full of delicious veggies!

  42. This looks and sound amazing!

  43. Wow, this looks amazing Joanne! I love ravioli- definitely need to try this recipe out soon! Would make a great addition to a Summer picnic!

  44. Lisa says:

    I love the colors of this salad! Ravioli + roasted vegetables = amazing!

  45. Kathy says:

    I can’t think of another way I’d rather eat my veggies then roasted…this salad looks wonderful!! Have a great weekend, Joanne!

  46. After seeing this pasta salad, I would agree let the pasta season begin!

  47. great looking spring salad! love the ravioli!

  48. Tina says:

    I didn’t know they made a quinoa ravioli. Please let me know which brand I really want to try it! That’s a mouth watering salad!

  49. Johanna GGG says:

    it looks beautiful – wish I could make pasta look that pretty (and yummy too)

  50. Being a food blogger Living in CA can be a burden when the rest of the world is still eating heavy casseroles and you’re eating popsicles and pineapple granita. Small price to pay, I know. Bring on the salads! Love this one.

  51. This is a perfect idea for spring, Joanne, and I especially love that little sprinkle of pistachios on the top! 🙂

  52. Personal space on the sidewalks of NYC? Keep dreaming!! But if you were walking with a plate of this salad I might stop and take a bite 🙂 It look so amazing! I’ve never thought to do a ravioli salad, but it is such a good idea!! And I say, rock those white pants!!

  53. What a fresh and delicious salad, I love mozzarella’s richness 😀
    And never have had roasted string beans!

    Choc Chip Uru

  54. This look so good!! My hubby would love this….as would I!

  55. cquek says:

    these look FABBBBULOUS!

  56. OMG this is such a scrummmmmy looking pasta!!!!! <3 Recently, I've been stuck in a salad rut and can't figure out how to spruce up my salads! This is just perfect! 😀

  57. tigerfish says:

    I simply like the roasted string bean and tomato combination on the ravioli and always love a salad like this as a meal.

  58. Oh wow, this is amazing! 🙂

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  61. Maureen says:

    I made it today. It was great! Everyone loved it. I used the cheese ravioli I had in the house and it was fine. But now I will check out the brand recommended! Thanks

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