Quick and Delicious Summer Pasta Salad

Hurrah for BBQ season! I love it. As well as all the various yum getting slung on the grill I also like to make a couple of salads or coleslaws to go with all the protein. This pasta salad is super easy and is a real crowd pleaser.

You’ll need:

  • tub of baby plum or cherry tomatoes (the mixed heritage ones are lovely)
  • sweet red pepper
  • half cucumber
  • half red onion
  • mayonnaise
  • Caesar salad dressing
  • sund dried tomato pesto
  • feta cheese
  • 300g pasta

Put your pasta on to cook to instructions. Half all your tomatoes, peel and cube the cucumber and finely dice the red onion and chop the red pepper.

When the pasta is cooked, cool it under running water and drain.

Mix all the pasta and chopped bits together then add mayonnaise to your liking (I like loads!) then mix through some caesar dressing and add a good dollop of sundried tomato pesto. Salt and pepper it up and then crumble over the feta cheese. You can keep this in the fridge over night, but take it out for an hour in the kitchen to let it warm a little and let all the flavours come through.

You can chuck pretty much any leftover veggies or even cooked meat (mm, bacon) in this summer pasta salad – try and balance out all the charcoal off the BBQ!

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