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Take a trip to Italy with your tastebuds by making this Italian Pasta Salad


Who does not love Italian pasta? I mean it’s full of flavours. This pasta salad doesn’t last to leave overnight, though it tastes even better the next day.

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This dish is excellent as a lunch or perfect as a side dish for a picnic or braai. You can use any pasta that you like, but I have used Fusili as I like the way it looks.

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Did you know Fusili is traditionally made by pressing and rolling a small rod over the pasta which thus creates this corkscrew look.

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Italian Pasta Salad

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Recipe by Irene Muller
Course: SaladsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: easy

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Enjoy this perfect pasta salad as a lunch or side dish. Whichever way you choose to eat yours we can guarantee you will love it!


  • 2 sachets of Calamata Black pitted Olives (halved)

  • 2 wheels of feta cheese of choice (crumbled)

  • 125 g of pesto sauce

  • 1 green pepper (deseeded and sliced in strips)

  • 2 red sweet peppers (deseeded and sliced in strips) If they are long, halve them.

  • A bunch of grass onions (sliced)

  • 1 onion (sliced in thinly)

  • 4 cloves of Garlic (chopped)

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • Pasta of your choice

  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin (grounded) if it is whole cumin, grind it until fine with a pestle. Just to get the flavour going.


  • Cook your pasta as per instructions on the packet.
  • Rince and mix through the Cumin. Set aside.
  • Place all the sliced and chopped vegetables in an oven-proof tray.

  • Cover with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and make sure all is covered well.
  • Place under the grill for 6 to 7 min. Keep on watching it to ensure it is not burning.
  • After 6 minutes, take out, add 2 tablespoons of pesto and mix through.
  • Place back in the oven and grill for another 10 min, keep mixing this while under the grill.
  • When peppers are roasted, take out and mix through the pasta and the rest of the pesto.
  • Crumb the feta cheese into the pasta and mix well.

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