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Easy Italian pasta salad recipe

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Easy Italian pasta salad recipe

Easy Italian pasta salad recipe. Have this colourful salad on the table in 25. With pesto, bocconcini and a garlic dressing, this is no average pasta salad!

15m prep
10m cook
6 servings

12 Ingredients

– 200g dried farfalle (bow-tie) pasta (or other short pasta shape)

– 150g green beans

– 75g (1⁄4 cup) bought basil pesto

– 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

– 1⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves

– 6 radishes, thinly sliced

– 200g baby bocconcini

– 1⁄2 small radicchio lettuce, coarsely chopped

– 200g tomato medley mix, sliced

Garlic dressing

– 100ml extra virgin olive oil

– 60ml (1⁄4 cup) red wine vinegar

– 2 garlic cloves, bruised

5 Method / Steps

Step 1

To make the garlic dressing, place all the dressing ingredients in a jar and seal tightly. Shake until combined then season. Set aside to infuse.

Step 2

Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente, adding the green beans in the last 3 minutes of cooking. Refresh under cold running water then drain well. Cut the beans in half lengthways.

Step 3

Transfer the pasta to a large bowl. Add the pesto and oil. Toss until the pasta is well coated.

Step 4

Arrange the pesto pasta down the centre of a 36cm oval serving platter. Arrange the basil, radish, bocconcini, radicchio, tomato and beans in rows on either side of the pasta.

Step 5

Remove the garlic cloves from the dressing. Drizzle two-thirds of the dressing over the pasta salad and toss until combined. Divide among serving plates and serve with the remaining dressing on the side.

source – tastecom

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