Monday, June 30, 2008

Light Pasta Salad

Here is a great pasta recipe for your next summer barbeque. It is nice and light and you won't have to worry about it spoiling since it doesn't have any mayo in it . Enjoy!

11 ounces bow tie pasta
3 gloves garlic
9 ounces yellow cherry tomatoes
9 ounces red cherry tomatoes
1/2 cucumber
1 handful black olives
2 tablespoons fresh chives
1 handful fresh basil
7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Sea salt and freshly gound black pepper

Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil, add the past and garlic, and simmer for about 5-10 minutes or until al dente, and drain.

Put the garlic to one side for the dressing. Put the pasta in a bowl.

Cut the tomatoes, cucumber, and black olives into small pieces, about half the size of the pasta, and place in the bowl. Roughly chop the herbs and place these in the container.

Using a fork mash the cooked garlic cloves on the board with a little salt, add to the salad.

Add the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper - mix well and chill.

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