Picnic Pasta Salad


6 cups hot water

3 cups small shell pasta

50g pine nuts

100g snow peas, cut into 1cm slices

1 small red capsicum, diced

100g semi sundried tomatoes, finely chopped

1 small Spanish onion, finely diced

1 tablespoon finely chopped basil

1 teaspoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Step by step

In a large microwave safe glass bowl, combine the pasta and hot water. Cook on HIGH (100%) for 10 minutes, stirring half way. Drain and set aside.

Place pine nuts on paper towel on a microwave safe plate, cook on HIGH (100%) for 2-3 minutes stirring every 30 seconds until toasted.

In a large bowl, combine snow peas, capsicum, semi sundried tomatoes, onion, basil and pine nuts. Stir in the pasta.

Add brown sugar, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a measuring cup. Stir until sugar dissolves.

Pour dressing over pasta, stir until well combined.

Sevres 6-8

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