Tomato and garlic pasta salad (V)

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Tomato and garlic pasta salad (V)
Tomato and garlic pasta salad (V)
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:232
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:25th October 2012

Use this simple recipe as a basis for a main course and just add what you fancy to bulk it out and give it interest.

Make about half the quantity if you are using it as a side-salad


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Boil the pasta and the garlic cloves in a large pan of salted water until al-dente. About 6 to 9 minutes for dried pasta, much less for fresh pasta.
  2. Reserve the garlic, drain and rinse the pasta under cold running water to cool.
  3. Chop the tomatoes, cucumber, olives and other ingredients into fairly small pieces, ideally around the same size as the pasta. Arrange in a large serving bowl.
  4. Squeeze the garlic cloves into a mortar and pestle, add the oil and vinegar and mush up into a paste. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Drizzle this dressing over the salad, toss and serve.

Chef's notes

Any ingredients that need to remain dry, such as croutons, nuts etc. should be added at the last moment.

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