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Mozzarella and spinach pasta salad

By B.Gerrard (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6
A healthy and delicious salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh fusilli, spinach, chorizo and a basil dressing. The perfect accompaniment for your summer BBQ.
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Ingredients

Salad

  • 250g Fresh fusilli
  • 2 Salad tomatoes
  • 250g Fresh mozzarella
  • 75g Chorizo
  • 2-3 Handfuls of spinach

Basil Dressing

  • 250g Fresh fusilli
  • 2 Salad tomatoes
  • 250g Fresh mozzarella
  • 75g Chorizo
  • 2-3 Handfuls of spinach
  • 2 Handfuls of basil
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 150ml Olive oil

Method

  • STEP 1
    Wash the spinach and the tomatoes and chop the tomatoes into slices. Slice the mozzarella into small chunks and fill a pan with water and bring to the boil. Once the water is boiling pour in pasta and cook for 5 minutes until soft.
  • STEP 2
    Slice the chorizo and fry in a pan at a medium heat for 3-5 minutes until brown. Put the pasta, spinach, chorizo, mozzarella and tomatoes into one bowl and mix.
  • STEP 3
    For the basil dressing you need to grab two handfuls of fresh basil leaves and peel the skin off a clove of garlic and chop off the ends. Pour the oil in with the basil and garlic and blend until smooth.
  • STEP 4
    Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve chilled. Enjoy!

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