Italian Inspiration Pasta Salad Recipe

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serves:

6

Skill:

easy

Prep:

2 min

Cooking:

10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 307 kCal 15%
Fat 15.5g 22%
  -  Saturates 7.5g 38%
  -  of which Sugars 30gg 33%

Pasta salads are a great meal to make if you’re in a hurry or want to feed a big crowd because they’re quick and easy and really cost effective when it comes to the ingredients you use.

A lot of the ingredients in this pasta salad recipe are things you’ll already have in your cupboard, so whether you’re wanting to whip up a quick week night meal or suddenly find yourself feeding a crowd at late notice, it’s a great option to choose.

This great pasta salad recipe serves six and can be enjoyed as a main or side dish if you’re barbecuing or serving a buffet. It’s really easy to double the ingredients if you’re wanting to make an even bigger batch.

With sunblush tomatoes and mozzarella, this dish has a really Mediterranean feel and taste, especially with addition of basil and balsamic vinegar.

What’s more, with only the pasta that needs cooking it’s also a really easy dish to throw together in a hurry – so you’ll have the rest of the evening to yourself. Try it this week for a really quick supper meal.

HOW TO MAKE ITALIAN INSPIRATION PASTA SALAD

Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) fusilli pasta
  • 200g (7oz) tomato salsa
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 8 sunblush tomatoes, drained from oil
  • 1 x 290g pack mini mozzarella balls, drained
  • 12 basil leaves, torn

Method

  • Boil the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water for 10 mins.

  • Meanwhile, put the tomato salsa into a large bowl. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sunblush tomatoes.

  • Drain the pasta, tip into the bowl with the other ingredients. Add the mozzarella and basil leaves and season generously.  Serve warm or cold.

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