Prosciutto and Pine Nut Pasta Salad

Prosciutto and Pine Nut Pasta Salad


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This is a great alternative to a potato salad at a barbecue! The flavours are very Italian - basil, pine nuts and prosciutto.


Serves: 10 

  • 500g bow tie pasta
  • 185g spinach leaves
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 125g prosciutto, diced
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Toss the spinach and basil together in a large bowl.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a frypan over medium heat; cook and stir the garlic in the hot oil for 1 minute; stir in the prosciutto and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add to the bowl with the spinach and basil mixture; toss to combine. Pour in the drained pasta and toss again. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and pine nuts to serve.

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I made this salad to take to a Xmas BBQ and I couldn't stop sampling while I was putting it together - very easy and very yummy. - 08 Dec 2012

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