This is my first time posting here but I thought I really had to share this recipe for Mediterranean Pasta Salad as part of the Mediterranean diet my mum has just started for her heart issues (recommended by the cardiologist):
4 cups dried farfalle pasta
1 small barbecued chicken, skin and
bones removed, shredded
250g cherry tomatoes on vines
1 lebanese cucumber, halved, sliced
1 red capsicum, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
1 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, torn
2/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/3 cup (80ml) red wine vinegar
1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
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Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water following packet directions until tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain.
Place the pasta, chicken, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, onion, basil, parsley, olives and pine nuts in a large bowl.
Make dressing: place vinegar, oil and garlic in a screw-top jar. Season with pepper. Secure lid and shake to combine.
Pour the dressing over salad and toss to combine. Serve.
I also love to serve this with a little dollop of Greek yoghurt and add a little palm sugar to the dressing to give it something and take away the bitterness.
Anyway - enjoy!! Post a reply if u try it and love it - my whole family do as it is nice and fresh and a little different!