7 Ways to Make Pasta Interesting ...

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If you are hungry for something new and exciting, well then look no further for different ways to make pasta interesting. Don’t just have spaghetti and meatballs, mix it up with seafood, vegetables, and even fruit! Wait until you see the recipe I have for a pasta fruit salad, my mouth is watering. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on these great ways to make pasta interesting...

1. Chilled Strawberry Pasta Salad...

Chilled Strawberry Pasta Salad...

It’s strawberry season and what better way to make pasta interesting than with fresh fruit for your Summer barbecue! It seems like a no brainer, I mean...why haven’t I thought of adding strawberries to my pasta before! This refreshing dish also includes baby spinach, mozzarella, and a homemade balsamic dressing, delish!

Ingredients:

Balsamic Dressing:

1 cup (250ml) good olive oil

1/3 cup (85ml) aged balsamic vinegar

1/3 x 250g punnet strawberries, washed and hulled

Cracked black pepper

Salad:

2 cups cooked penne pasta, cooled

2/3 x 250g punnet strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced

4 large buffalo mozzarella, torn (or large bocconcini)

2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed

1/2 cup basil leaves, washed and torn

Directions:

Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Puree the dressing strawberries and pass through a sieve, then whisk into the oil mixture. Taste and season with cracked pepper. To prepare salad, toss pasta, strawberries, mozzarella and spinach in a large bowl with dressing. Allow to sit for 10 minutes then serve on a large plate. Top with torn basil leaves.

Source: gmagazine.com.au

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