Recipes

 Pasta Salad with Greens
 
 Both versatile and healthy, pasta salad makes a great lunch or dinner when you are short on ingredients or stuck for new ideas. Pretty much any veg can go into it. Here’s a version we rely on a lot!
 Ingredients:

500g cooked pasta, such as penne or fusilli
50-75g mixed greens. chopped (winter salad mix, broccoli raab, tsoi sim, pak choi will are work)
4-5 sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, chopped
2-3 fresh tomatoes, chopped
½ jar of artichoke antipasti or tinned, drained, chopped
10-15 kalamata olives, stoned, chopped
1 red or green sweet pepper, chopped
50-75g feta cheese, chopped or crumbled
10-20g fresh parmesan, grated

Dressing:
1 part balsamic vinegar
2 parts extra virgin olive oil
1-2 dessert spoons, store bought basil pesto
½ - 1 dessert spoons Dijon mustard
1-2 dessert spoons mixed dry herbs (such as oregano, thyme, basil, marjoram)
¼ - ½ teaspoon salt/pepper
 
Method:

Mix all dressing ingredients (except oil) in a large bowl, then whisk in oil, pouring in a steady stream. Add all other ingredients to bowl and toss well. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated up to 3 days. Serves 4-6.