Monday, April 2, 2012

Flavia's Strawberry Pasta





Strawberry pasta salad with cucumbers, fresh mozzarella, and basil turned out to be a refreshing spring lunch. I can imagine this as a sort of picnic fare, as it is best at room temperature and would travel well. With a sweet balsamic glaze and a pinch of salt it was still a dish with a soft flavour. I am toying with the idea of switching out the mozzarella for some tangy chucks of feta cheese next time.





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Recipe: Strawberry Pasta Salad
Serves 4
Time 30 mins

1/2 lb. (250g) short pasta shape (e.g. ziti)
half a cucumber, sliced into half-moons
1 cup (5oz / 150g) strawberries, sliced
1 - 2 Tb olive oil
1 Tb balsamic glaze OR 1/2 Tb balsamic vinegar
pinch salt
2 fresh buffalo mozzarella balls (3.5 oz / 100g each)
handful fresh basil leaves
handful toasted chopped almonds

1) Cook pasta in boiling water 8 - 10 mins, drain and rinse in cold water. 

2) In a large bowl, toss pasta with cucumber and strawberry slices. Gently mix in the olive oil, balsamic, and salt. Lastly, slice the mozzarella balls and basil, and scatter both throughout the salad. Top with the almonds. 

Best served at room temperature.

Enjoy.
- Jo

   

4 comments:

  1. JOSIEEEEEE!!!!! YOU WON!!!
    YOU'RE THE COOLEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD!!!

    I LOVE YOUR FLAVIA'S PASTA! I'M EXITED TO SEE IT WITH MY NAME IN YOUR BLOG!!!
    I THINK THAT I'LL TRY TO DO IT IN THE NEXT DAY!!

    HAVE A GOOD EASTER!
    SE YOU NEXT WEEK

    FLAVIA :)

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    1. Hahaha! Well now I am flattered..Had no idea there was a cool teacher category one could win ;)

      I'd love to hear if you try it..of course you should write a review of it for extra English homework if you do!

      Buona Pasqua :)

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  2. Hi Josie. I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award because I think your blog deserves it! Click on this link to know how it works. Strawberry pasta sounds very good!

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