Sunday, 16 May 2010

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I love pasta salads, they are so easy to make and so tasty. I made this one just before I went on holiday, the original recipe doesn't have seafood in it but this was a really good addition. I also used normal basil pesto instead of the sun dried tomato as that's what I had.

I am entering this into Presto Pasta Nights, this week hosted by Susan of the Well-Seasoned Cook, check out her blog on Friday for the round up.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad (adapted from The Packed Lunch)
(Serves 1)

handful of fusillini
2 sun dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 small red onion, sliced
1/2 roasted red pepper, chopped
handful of mixed seafood

Sun dried Tomato Dressing

1 tbsp sun dried tomato pesto
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil

Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water according to packet instructions. When cooked, rinse under cold water.

Meanwhile combine the ingredients for the sun dried tomato dressing. Mix well.

Place the pasta in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients. Add the dressing to the salad, stir gently to combine. If you are making this for a packed lunch, pack the dressing separately and add it at lunch time.


  1. It would have been perfect for today's picnic lunch - Oh well, I'll be doing it often all summer long. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

  2. Just as Ruth said, Nic, this is prime picnic food, packs well and is light and easy for warmer weather. The dressing is a nice change from mayonnaise.

    Thanks for presenting it for PPN!

  3. This would be my choice for lunch anytime. I love the combination.

  4. Would love to try that Mediterranean Pasta Salad of yours it looks delicious and healthy. It would fit with my stainless steel container as my packed lunch. =) mmmm..Yummmy!