Pasta Salad With Rocket & Tomato Dressing Recipe

Step 1

Place the tomatoes, garlic and rocket leaves in a bowl. Add the olive oil and season well with the salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Step 2

Cook the pasta in plenty of lightly salted boiling water for 8 -1 0 minutes until al dente. Rinse well with cold water and drain thoroughly. Toss the pasta with the chilled tomato mixture and serve.

Cook's notes: Serve this salad warm - simply toss the hot, drained pasta into the chilled tomato sauce. If they are available, plum tomatoes taste delicious in this recipe.

Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes + 2 hours chilling

Calories per serving: 240

Freezing not recommended You don't have to travel to Italy to enjoy wild rughetta, a spiky green-leaved plant with a strong peppery flavour. Most supermarkets now sell rocket, a slightly milder cultivated variety. If you can't find it, use spinach or a mixture of lamb's lettuce and watercress.

Selections per serving: 2 Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat; 1 Vegetable; 10 Optional Calories


Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 oz (15 g) grated parmesan cheese.

This will add 1/2 Protein Selection per serving and increase the Calories to 270 per serving.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Ripe tomatoes, peeled,
  • 2 De-seeded and chopped
  • Finely
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • Finely
  • 2oz (60 g) rocket leaves,
  • Chopped coarsely
  • 1tb Olive oil
  • 8oz (240 g) penne pasta
  • (quills)
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • Black pepper

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