Flying saucer salad
This salad takes its name from the pasta incorporated into it - dischi volante. This 'flying disk' pasta shape was invented in the late 1940s after Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting of a flying saucer in the USA. This pasta can be obtained from branches of Tesco.
- 200g dischi volante, cooked, rinsed in cold water and drained
- 340g frozen sweetcorn, cooked, rinsed in cold water and drained
- 15 smallish tomatoes (not cherry), cut in half
- 4-6 spring onions, depending on size, chopped
- ½ a romaine or cos lettuce, coarsely shredded
- 20 black olives
- Crushed garlic to taste
- A splash of white wine or cider vinegar
- Oil of your choice
- In a large bowl, mix the pasta, sweetcorn, tomatoes, spring onions, lettuce and garlic.
- Add a little vinegar and enough oil to coat the salad thoroughly.
- Serve immediately.
Make your own pasta from scratch
The normal (non-Youtube) recipe for home-made pasta is here if you prefer.
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