Deli pasta salad

Deli pasta salad

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(67 ratings)

Ready in 20 - 30 minutes


Serves 4
Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal426
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.68g
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  • 300g farfalle (pasta bows)
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 1 large tomato



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


  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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31st Jul, 2011
Made this last week and it went down really well. Was lovely to add some lemon zest for a bit of a tang.
26th Jun, 2011
This is very moorish and great to pick at on hot sunny days or to liven up a dull one!
24th Jun, 2011
we all love this - have made it loads of times and is always delicious!
5th Apr, 2011
This was quite nice although slightly acidic tasting due to the tomatoes and vinegar but something i'd try again. Would add less pasta though, so that the flavour could be tasted more clearly. I did it without the prosciutto and it was good.
2nd Apr, 2011
Left out the vinegar and had warm with a bit more bacon, sprinkle of cheese on top, YUM!
21st Mar, 2011
Absolutely divine!!!! Can't believe something so easy and simple to make can taste so delicious. I used smoked salmon and olives and it was gr8. Will definitely be making this again and again and again :-)
4th Feb, 2011
I make the vegetarian version of this a lot for buffets and it always goes down very well. Lovely flavours.
1st Feb, 2011
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.
11th Oct, 2010
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.
28th Sep, 2010
My new favourite work lunch. I use black pepper salami but other than that don't change anything.


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