Warm Tuscan pasta salad
I like to let this Tuscan pasta salad sit for a while to allow the flavours to blend. This salad is an easy salad with lots of sun-dried tomatoes, olives and a tangy dressing. It’s the perfect salad for your next potluck dinner party.
350 grams pasta
1/3 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
a handful of basil leaves
a handful rocket leaves
1/4 black olives
sea salt and ground black pepper
Prepare all your ingredients.
Whisk together the oil, oregano, basil, garlic and balsamic vinegar. Set aside,
Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook until al dente; about 10-15 minutes. When done, drain well and transfer to a large serving dish.
Toss the oil mixture through the hot pasta and allow the pasta to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until crispy; coarsly chop the bacon.
Add the artichokes, bacon, sun-dried tomato, basil, rocket, pine nuts and olives to the pasta and toss to combine; season to taste.