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Pasta Salad

A cold pasta salad is delicious, especially if made with a selection of vegetables that have either been marinated or even better, roasted or grilled. Broccoli, red and yellow sweet bell peppers, zucchini and red onions are all good when treated in this way.


Cut the vegetables into small strips or chunks and combine them with the pasta while they are hot to bring out the flavors, and either dress in olive oil with salt and freshly ground pepper, or a mixture of olive oil and balsamic or flavored vinegar. Add plenty of pitted ripe olives and leave to cool so the flavors mingle together well.

A handful of chopped cilantro leaves or basil gives colour and extra flavor.

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