Fresh Basil Pasta Salad

    Fresh Basil Pasta Salad


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    This is a delightfully flavourful pasta salad, perfect as a side dish at a barbecue or even as a main course when served with garlic bread.

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh basil
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh oregano
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
    • 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
    • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 125g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 4 roma tomatoes, chopped
    • 6 spring onions, chopped
    • 125g minced black olives
    • 500g farfalle (bow tie) pasta
    • 1/2 cup pine nuts
    • 125g grated mozzarella cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, salt, pepper, onion powder, mustard, garlic, basil, oregano, coriander, Tabasco sauce, red wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Add the tomatoes, spring onions and olives to the bowl and stir to coat. Refrigerate.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 7 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Add pasta to the bowl of dressing and mix well. Top with mozzarella cheese and pine nuts. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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