Summer Pasta Salad Recipe

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Summer Pasta Salad Recipe Submitted by David

This is very easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and always impresses people. You can use your ‘’own-grown’’ salad vegetables or whatever you have. It is the perfect accompaniment for barbeques, picnics, or any alfresco summer dining.

Ingredients for Summer Pasta Salad:

  • 500g bag of Pasta (twists, or penne etc.)
  • 500ml bottle of light Vinaigrette Dressing.
  • Any variation of different coloured salad vegetables – for example:
  • A dozen cherry tomatoes halved.
  • ½  a cucumber, sliced, and the slices quartered.
  • ½  a yellow or orange Capsicum/Pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped into 1cm pieces.
  • A dozen Mange-Tout Peas cut into two or three pieces.
  • A dozen Baby Sweet-Corn cut into two or three pieces.
  • 2 or 3 Spring-Onions/Scallions, sliced.
  • Some fresh mint leaves to taste, chopped, and some tender sprigs of mint to garnish.

Method for Summer Pasta Salad:

  1. Boil the Pasta until cooked, then drain, and cool it in fresh cold-water until no heat remains.
  2. Drain it again, and put into a large mixing/serving bowl.
  3. Pour Vinaigrette Dressing over the Pasta, and stir carefully until it is well-coated.
  4. Gently stir-in all of the prepared salad Vegetables.
  5. Top with sprigs of mint. Then serve cold.
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