Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mediterranean chicken pasta salad recipe


The Arabic Food Recipes kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Mediterranean chicken pasta salad recipe. Enjoy Christmas Occasion Recipes and learn how to make Mediterranean chicken pasta salad.

Pick up a roast chicken and whip together this gorgeous Mediterranean chicken pasta salad for a quick and satisfying main or side.

Ingredients

4 cups dried farfalle pasta
1 small barbecued chicken, skin and
bones removed, shredded
250g cherry tomatoes on vines
1 lebanese cucumber, halved, sliced
1 red capsicum, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
1 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, torn
2/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
 
Dressing
1/3 cup (80ml) red wine vinegar
1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed

Method

1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water following packet directions until tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain.
2. Place the pasta, chicken, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, onion, basil, parsley, olives and pine nuts in a large bowl.
3. Make dressing: place vinegar, oil and garlic in a screw-top jar. Season with pepper. Secure lid and shake to combine.
4. Pour the dressing over salad and toss to combine. Serve.

Notes
Prepare this recipe 1 hour before serving. Just add the dressing right before serving.

Source
Taste.com.au - November 2010
Recipe by Kim Coverdale

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