Saturday, 27 April 2013

Deli pasta salad


This is a good recipe to bear in mind for the summer, which is hopefully not too far away now. It's a good one for picnics or bbq's. Made in advance it can be refrigerated until ready to eat. Double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd and replace the prosciutto with mozzarella for a vegetarian option.

Ingredients
serves 4
300g farfalle (pasta bows)

200g frozen peas
1 large tomato
10 sundried tomatoes in oil
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp white wine vinegar
1 garlic clove
large handful fresh basil leaves
85g pack prosciutto or salami

Method
COOK THE PASTA: Boil the pasta in salted water for 8 minutes then add the peas, return the water to the boil and cook for 2 minutes more until the pasta and peas are tender. Tip into a colander over the sink, cool the pasta and peas under the cold tap then drain really well.
MAKE THE DRESSING: While the pasta is boiling roughly chop the tomato and put in a food processor with half the sun-dried tomatoes, the olive oil, vinegar, garlic and about 8 basil leaves. Season with plenty of salt and freshly ground pepper then whizz until smooth. Tip into a large salad bowl.
TOSS AND SERVE: Add the pasta and peas to the dressing, roughly slice the rest of the sun-dried tomatoes and add to the pasta with the remaining basil leaves. Tear in the prosciutto or salami and toss everything together. Pile into bowls and, if possible, eat outside.


No comments:

Post a Comment