FRESH SUMMER PASTA SALAD

 

  • Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 450g pasta of your choice (penne, fusilli, etc.)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp green onions (finely chopped)
  • 2-3 tomatoes (diced in cubes)
  • 1 carrot (shredded or finely diced)
  • 1/2 cucumber (diced in cubes)
  • 4 rabioles (diced in cubes)
  • 1 can of cooked beans (red kidney, lentils or chickpeas work best)
  • 1 handful basil (finely chopped)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (4 Tbsp)
  • 4-7 Tbsp oil (olive oil or sunflower oil work great)
  • sea salt & black pepper (to taste)
  • Handful of chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Throw in the pasta, boil until al dente, drain and run under cold water to cool. Put the pasta into a bowl.
  • Chop the garlic, green onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, rabioles, cooked beans and basil. Add to the bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice, oil and salt and pepper. Add nuts, if using. Drizzle this over the salad, adding a little more seasoning to taste.

Notes

Jim and I created this simple recipe after watching Jamie Oliver's Happy Days Tour. We've been making it for years and simply throw in any crunchy veggies we happen to have.

Categories: Pasta 

Author Credit: Jamie Oliver

Website Credit: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetarian-recipes/the-best-pasta-salad/

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