Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Herby Tomato Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is so simple to make and in the summer the flavours of the tomatoes are amazing. However, it being May and feeling like it's still winter, the tomatoes were not quite as tasty as they will be later on, but I love the simplicity of this dish and the bright colours of the tomatoes.

It can be served hot or cold, you could also add in a bit of red onion or some cucumber to the dish; both make fantastic additions. You could also add a bit of olive oil in if you fancy it, a really versatile, quick lunch or supper to have up your sleeve and a great way to use up the glut of tomatoes from the garden when summer finally gets here!

Herby Tomato Pasta Salad (adapted from WeightWatchers Fresh and Easy Everyday)
(Serves 1)

60g dried pasta shapes
1 small clove of garlic, crushed
150g yellow and red cherry tomatoes
50g roasted red peppers, chopped
1 tbsp basil, chopped
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt and pepper

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and then run under cold water.

Mix the pasta with the rest of the ingredients and pack into your lunchbox.

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