Deli pasta salad

Deli pasta salad

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(65 ratings)

Ready in 20 - 30 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal426
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.68g
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Ingredients

  • 300g farfalle (pasta bows)
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 1 large tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

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    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 10 sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • large handful fresh basil leaves
  • 85g pack prosciutto or salami
    Prosciutto

    Prosciutto

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    Prosciutto is sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is the…

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.

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Twinklebum99
13th May, 2017
5.05
Really simple and tasty. Will definitely make again
jennpete14
15th Apr, 2017
5.05
Absolutey loved this dish - had it many times for lunch in work and many colleagues tried it and now make it themselves.
Frances Claire
31st Jul, 2016
3.8
Very tasty and quick to make. I used smoked salmon instead of ham, and next time I think I will use a smaller garlic clove since it was a little too strong for me!
jennpete14
13th May, 2016
5.05
I absolutely loved this recipe!! I used a bit of olive oil the sundried tomatoes came in for more flavour. I also finely grated parmesan cheese on salad when serving - it was amazing! Husband loved it too!! He couldn't stop eating it!!
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michelle_30
20th Jun, 2015
3.8
Quick and easy to make, the vinegar taste was a bit overpowering so added 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to balance this so next time will just use half the amount of vinegar but otherwise very tasty. Will try with feta cheese instead of the ham next time
chillertwist
13th May, 2015
5.05
I wanted a different lunch alternative for work so I cooked up a batch of this, divided it into a couple of old takeaway tubs and left it to chill in the fridge. I have to say it was delicious. I added both salami and prosciutto which worked very well. I expect it would be just as delicious served hot. Next time I will add some mozzarella I think.
Miles C
24th Jun, 2014
5.05
Delicious...!
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fayfumbs
14th Jun, 2014
5.05
This was lovely and will become a regular in our house
mellie11
15th Mar, 2014
5.05
This recipe really shows the difference between chucking together what you've got into a pasta salad and putting something together that balances well! It's lovely and light with pretty colours. The only expensive ingredient (I used prosciutto) goes a really long way. Guests were pleased with this one.
cookielady
13th Jan, 2014
The dressing is wonderful, I've never been able to figure out how to make a nice light tomatoey pasta salad and so this is exactly what I was looking for. Replaced the peas and salami with mushrooms and feta cheese, amazing.

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aleinav
24th May, 2016
Is their an alternative to prosciutto or salami as I don't eat Pork?
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