Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad
Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad
Enjoy this quick and easy pasta salad recipe by Siba Mtongana from Siba's Table.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Mixing
  • Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Yield 3 servings
As seen on Siba's Table
Ingredients
  • 200 grams bow tie pasta
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Salad
  • 200 grams Farfalle pasta (bow tie)
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 Avocado,
  • 200 grams (2 round) Feta cheese
  • 80 grams Rocket, plus extra
  • ½ Cucumber slices, cored, sliced
  • 80 millilitres / ⅓ cup Basil pesto
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ Lemon
  • 150 grams mixed red and yellow cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 50 grams pinenuts, toasted
Method
  1. Cook the pasta in salted water, drained, drizzle with a little Olive oil to prevent from sticking then put aside to cool slightly
  2. In a food processor, blend together avo, feta cheese, half the rocket, cucumber slices, basil pesto, pinch of salt, lemon juice and blend
  3. Mix with the pasta and tomatoes. And other half of the rocket. Transfer the pasta to your picnic dish
  4. Then top with the toasted pinenuts and garnish with basil leaves

Tip: its great without the nuts if you're allergic. If you're not fond or allergic to avo, then use 1/3 cup (80 ml) cream cheese

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