- Farfalle or other short pasta
- Good pesto
- Grilled Red pepper
- Feta cheese
- Semi sundried tomatoes
- Smoked chicken breast cut in strips
- Toasted Pine nuts
My friend P. and I made this pasta salad when I had to work in the Hague. We felt like making a pesto pasta salad. We got the good stuff, often ready made pesto’s contain ingredients that absolutely don’t belong in there like potato, cashew nuts and sometimes even spinach.
Cook the pasta and in the meantime cut up your vegetables. I cut the aubergine and courgette in in long slices and then into bite size pieces. In a pan with a little bit of oil I grilled the aubergine slices until nicely browned. The courgette was grilled until it still had a bit of bite. Cut the grilled peppers into bite size pieces. For extra ease we bought the grilled peppers in a jar.
Drain pasta and rinse with a bit of cold water. Mix with pesto, grilled vegetables, tomatoes, feta, smoked chicken and pine nuts and you’re done. Super easy and yummy taste :). Make sure you make lots so you have some left for lunch the next day. If you don’t like smoked chicken, you could always leave it out or use regular panfried chicken.