Christmas Pasta Salad with Goats Cheese

    45 minutes

    Creamy goats cheese and tangy roasted cherry tomatoes create a smooth, fresh taste in this quick and easy pasta salad. For a festive feel resembling holly try topping the salad with fanned avocado slices and a fresh cherry tomato, halved.


    Washington, United States
    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 500g of spiral pasta
    • 1/2 red capsicum, thinly sliced
    • 3/4 firm avocado, chopped
    • 20 red and yellow cherry tomatoes - one red tomato set aside
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 200g crumbled goats cheese
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1/4 firm avocado, thinly sliced

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C.
    2. Cook pasta as per the instructions on the packet. Drain and set aside to cool.
    3. In a large bowl coat cherry tomatoes with olive oil and salt and pepper. Transfer tomatoes to a baking tray and roast for approximately 10 minutes until skin starts to split. Remove from oven and cool on tray. Using the large bowl again, combine capsicum, chopped avocado, red onion and goats cheese. Add tomatoes and pasta when they're cooled. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with avocado slices and halved fresh cherry tomato to resemble holly berries and leaves. Serve.

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