Barilla Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

Posted by Unknown on Thursday, September 11, 2014 with No comments
Spring has sprung ! A big yay to sunny days, fresh flowers, and summer salads ! And what better way to celebrate then with a fresh, colourful and vibrant salad. 

Rushed for time, yet still eager for a homemade meal, I managed to whip up the below in less than 15 minutes. Very impressive, if I say so myself.

  • Recipe: 

          ▢ 500g Barilla Casarecce Siciliane

          ▢ 1 jar Barilla Sundried Tomato (Pomodori Secchi) Pesto

          ▢ 1 punnet of ripe truss tomatoes, quartered

          ▢ 1 medium yellow capsicum, thinly sliced

          ▢ 300g mushroom cups, thinly sliced

          ▢ 150g green beans, chopped in thirds

          ▢ 1 red onion, thinly sliced

          ▢ 2 garlic cloves, crushed

          ▢ 1/3 cup of Extra Virgin Olive oil

          ▢ Salt, for pasta water

          ▢ Salt and pepper, to taste

Step 1:
In a large saucepan, bring plenty of water to boil. When the water is boiling, add the Barilla Casarecce Siciliane and cook according to the instructions on the pack.

Step 2:
Meanwhile, in a large stainless steel bowl, add the tomatoes, capsicum,  mushrooms,  green beans, red onion and garlic. Add olive oil and let it sit.

Step 3:
Drain the pasta.

Step 4:
Add the vegetables and stir through the Barilla Sundried Tomato (Pomodori Secchi) Pesto.

Step 5:
Serve with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive oil. Enjoy !

confessions of a little piggy received these products courtesy of Barilla Australia