Deli pasta salad

Deli pasta salad

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Cooking time

Ready in 20 - 30 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
426
protein
19g
carbs
64g
fat
12g
saturates
2g
fibre
6g
sugar
0g
salt
1.68g

Ingredients

  • 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

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Method

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2003

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nishababy77's picture
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I used sunblushed tomatoes instead of sun-dried which worked quite well but quite vinegary! Had it as a main meal but great as a side dish.

melanjoy's picture
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I made the veggie version for 2 buffets and it was loved by everyone. I didn't alter the recipe at all, it was full of flavour.

angiegough81's picture
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My new favourite work lunch. I use black pepper salami but other than that don't change anything.

chefdicko's picture
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not normaly a big fan of this kind of thing but this was very nice and was good as a pack up for work

Foodmonster2's picture
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I found it a little bland the first time round ( I have only made the veggie version with mozarella). The second time I whizzed together more garlic, sundried tomatoes and a large handful of basil. Also added some red pesto to the mix and some black olives. End result - very delicious!

rhianthomas1984's picture
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Really tasty and so quick to make. My only complaint was i found the garlic a little strong (probably because it was raw) so i may try cooking it before adding it to the dressing next time. Would definately be a great addition to a summer bbq and can't wait to make again.

chefdicko's picture
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very nice i added a red chilli to the dressing worked a treat

enzyme's picture

Used my own sundried tomatoes and used spicy salami. excellent!

legood's picture

Delicious!! I've made this several times as the kids love it. I leave out the peas and add some roasted peppers and olives too...yum!

izzy-whizzy's picture
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This pasta dish is simply delicious! A big winner if it comes to a simple, quick meal. Have it with garlic ciabatta and you're in heaven.

lorraine21's picture
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Forgot to say I think it could be nice with some kind of fish instead of ham.

lorraine21's picture
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I made this using Serrano ham, everyone was impressed and my husband wants to have it again soon. Would be ideal when you have visitors for lunch as the recipe can easily be increased/varied.

zetallgerman's picture
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Made this for a camping trip and everyone loved it! I added some big white beans to mine, as well as loads more Basil leaves and 2 balls of torn Mozarella to give it more substance. Did a dressing with Balsamic vinegar and nobody missed the meat at all.

cordula's picture
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Very nice! Added some olives as well.

aheffron's picture

I tried the Mozzarella version. Absolutely delicious!!

griffinb's picture
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a total winner at the bbq we went to y'day. i didnt put anything in the blender. i chopped sun dried toms and added to a drained tin of tomatoes. as its the season for fresh peas i used those instead of frozen. it was delicious and i'll deffo make this again : )

hattiechambers's picture
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Delicious. I used both salami and mozarella and used sun blush tomatoes instead of sun-dried. Lots of compliments.

gintonic's picture

I thought this was great. Next time I would halve the peas as I found the ration of pea to pasta a bit much. I am also thinking about just making up the dressing and giving away as presents in nice bottles/kilner jars. This was absolutely fantastic.

marysiau's picture
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One of the best pasta salads I've ever eaten! Absolutely delicious!

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