It’s getting hot here….The other two days I think we reached 30 C in Shanghai.
As soon as the temperature gets over 25 C, it’s time for me to make some pasta salad. I have already shared with you one of my pasta salad recipes, but I have many more to show you, and I will throughout the Summer starting from today.
Yesterday I made this Mediterranean Pasta Salad with lots of grilled veggies and feta cheese. I LOVED IT!
Here is how you make it.
Ingredients (serves 6):
- 300 g pasta ( short cut)
- 2 sweet peppers (red and yellow)
- 1 big zucchini
- 10-15 cherry tomatoes
- 1 big eggplant
- 1/2 cup black olive
- 6-8 basil leaves
- 100 g feta cheese
- 1/4 cup extra vergin olive oil
- 1 tsp + 1 tbsp salt
- half lemon
Let’s star by grilling our veggies!
Wash 2 sweet peppers (I picked one red, one yellow just for the color effect) and put them in the oven at 200 C until completely cooked
Then, when they are ready, place them in a zip lock bag and let’ em cool
Meanwhile grab a zucchini and slice it up. Do the same with the eggplant
and on a hot pan, first grill the zucchini
and set aside
then grill the eggplant
and set aside to cool
When the sweet peppers are cooled, pealed them and cut them into small strips. Place them in a bowl and squeeze in the juice of half lemon and a pinch of salt
Now cut each slice of zucchini into maches
and the eggplant into strips
Then place zucchini and eggplant in a big bowl.
Next up grab some cherry tomatoes
cut them in half and add them to the bowl
then add in some black olive
and the grilled sweet peppers
Dress the veggies with 1 tsp of salt and olive oil. Stir around so all the ingredients get well coated
Now cook about 300 g of short cut pasta according to package instructions adding about 1 tbsp of salt. When the pasta is ready drain it and rinse it with cold water, to cool it down
next up, add it to the bowl with the veggies and stir around
Now grab about 100 g of feta cheese and cut it very small
next chop up some fresh basil leaves
and add both crumbled feta cheese and chopped basil leaves to the bowl
Stir all the ingredients together and your mediterranean pasta salad is ready!
You can refrigerate it for a few hours or serve it immediatelly, which is what I have done…..patience has never been one of my quality…
Enjoy my friends, enjoy
One serving provides:
- Calories: 383
- Fat: 16 g
- Carbohydrate: 51 g
- Proteins: 12, 8 g