Pasta salad with rocket & mozzarella

    25 minutes

    Like all dark green, leafy vegetables, rocket can help lower your risk of having a stroke.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250 g penne or rotelle
    • 350 g cherry tomatoes, each cut in half
    • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
    • 125 g rocket leaves, chopped
    • 100 g mozzarella cheese, cut into 15 mm cubes
    • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped and soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes
    • 2 tablespoons chopped pitted black olives
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water until al dente, following packet instructions. Drain; rinse under cold running water.
    2. Combine the cherry tomatoes, onion, rocket, mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, olives and cold pasta in a large bowl.
    3. Whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add to pasta mixture. Toss well.

    on the menu

    To round out the meal, serve a salad of mixed lettuce leaves with a dressing of your choice and a crisp baguette. Serve a variety of apples and cheeses for dessert.

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