5 Yummy Warm Pasta Salad Recipes

Warm pasta salad recipes is a style of salad where all or some of the ingredients are warm. This type of salad makes a very appetizing first course or light meals. While salads are not an authentic Italian creation, the combination of fresh vegetables, finest quality olive oil, al dente pasta and other cooked components, certainly gives to warm pasta salad recipes a succulent and Mediterranean flavor.

 

Warm pasta salad recipes


SOME EXCELLENT WARM PASTA SALADS ARE:
 
TUSCAN WARM PASTA SALAD WITH ARTICHOKE

WARM CHICKEN PASTA SALAD


HOW TO MAKE TUSCAN WARM PASTA SALAD WITH ARTICHOKE


Serves: 6
Preparation Time:15 minutes
Total Cooking Time:15 minutes

Ingredients:

500 g (1Lb) of rigatoni
1/3 cup (80ml 2-3/4oz) of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
425 g (14oz) can of artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
8 thin slices of prosciutto, chopped
1/2 cup (80g 2-3/4oz) of sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and thinly sliced
1/4 cup (15g l/2oz) of fresh basil leaves, shredded
2 cups (70g 2-I/4oz) of rocket leaves, washed and drained well
1/4 cup (40g 1-1/4oz) of pine nuts, lightly toasted
1/4 cup (45g/ 1-1/2oz) of small black Italian olives

Directions:
Add the rigatoni to a rapidly boiling water in a large pan and cook until it is well drained. Drain the pasta thoroughly and transfer to a large serving bowl.
While the pasta is cooking, whisk together the oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.
Toss the dressing with the hot pasta. Allow the pasta to cool slightly. Add the artichoke hearts along with other ingredients such as sun-dried tomato, pine nuts, prosciutto, rocket, basil, and olives. Stir all these together and add some salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

To toast the pine nuts, cook in a dry frying pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, until lightly golden. Allow cooling.

How To Make Warm Pasta Salad With Chicken


This delicious warm chicken pasta salad is excelent for pasta and chicken lovers.

Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total Cooking time: l5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 80 gr (6 oz) of penne rigate
1/4 cup (60 ml/2 fl oz) of virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed rind of
1 lemon, cut into fine strips
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
3 tablespoons of shredded fresh basil
4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
18 black olives, pitted and sliced
l/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh oregano leaves
400 gr (13 oz) of chicken breast tenderloins
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup (20 gr - 3/4 oz) of rocket leaves

Directions:

Cook the pasta in a large pan of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente drain.

While the pasta is cooking, mix the olive oil, garlic, lemon rind and juice, basil, tomato, olives and oregano in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Cut the chicken into thin strips. Heat the oil in a medium heavy-based frying pan. Add the chicken strips and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes or until cooked through.

Add the drained chicken and warns pasta to the tomato mixture and toss to combine Serve with the rocket leaves.
5 Yummy Warm Pasta Salad Recipes 5 Yummy Warm Pasta Salad Recipes Reviewed by Debby Peters on November 22, 2017 Rating: 5
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