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Pasta Primavera Salad

Summer is a time of year when days are long and nights are short. In South Africa it is the season that runs over the months of December and January which also marks 6 weeks of School holidays.
Pasta Primavera Salad
It is a season when lots of outdoor activities are the order of the day and that very important time that changed the face of History, the birth of Christ. Christmas is not only a time of celebrations; families get together to share meals, gifts and love. It’s a happy, positive time of year.
Pasta Primavera Salad
With hot summer months comes light, easy cooking and plenty of braaing (barbeque). A salad or two is a favourite accompaniment to a braai. This lavish pasta salad is a delicious, healthy add-on to any summer meal.
You will need:
1 cup penne pasta
1 cup julienned carrots
30g asparagus heads
50g mange tout
75g frozen peas
Mustard Dressing:
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
Juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp lemon infused olive oil
1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
Method:
Cook pasta as per packet instructions. Place carrots, asparagus, mange tout and frozen peas in a bowl with ¼ cup of water. Microwave on high for 8 minutes until tender. Add all the ingredients for the dressing together in a bowl and mix until well combined. Add all the vegetables, pasta and dressing in a bowl and toss gently to combine. Serve with your favourite meal.
Pasta Primavera Salad

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