With the harvesting of wheat at the moment, I should be doing a feature bread section, but my friends , no bread baker challenge for this hot weekend
So I turn to Pasta…
A great Pasta Salad.
Recipe: Pasta Salad – cavatelli with rocket pesto.
Cavatelli is a pasta originally from the region Puglia, Italy.It’s hand made, forming a hollow rod shape about 3cm long with curved edges. This hollow form is great for capturing sauces,it can be purchased fresh or in dry form.As I’ve used for this recipe.
Ingredients for 4 serves
350 grams dried form cavatelli pasta
100 grams cherry tomatoes
100 grams smoked ricotta (grated)
100 grams parmesan (grated)
100 grams fresh rocket
3 tablespoons pine nuts
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, (optional)
1 jar pitted kalamata olives
Prepare the pasta, as directed on package, this pasta in dry form, usually takes 9 minutes to cook, drain and wash with cold water immediately to stop the cooking process, leave aside. Prepare the tomatoes. Slice long ways,cleaning out the centre,this takes time but is worth it…by de-seeding the tomatoes you don’t add water content to the salad.Place in mixing bowl.
To make the rocket pesto:
In mixer add rocket,smoked ricotta,parmesan,garlic and olives.
Blend to form a paste.Add to tomatoes.
A great Summer Lunchtime treat.