Thursday, December 18, 2008

deli-style cold pasta salad

DELI-STYLE COLD PASTA RECIPE (serves 2 very hungry people!)

  • 200g shell pasta
  • 1 small eggplant, chopped
  • half a yellow capsicum, chopped
  • a few chunks of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • a few leaves of fresh basil, chopped
  • Italian dressing
  • basil pesto
  • 1/4 of a chicken breast


  1. Cook the pasta al dente, drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Pan-fry the eggplant and capsicum until the eggplant is soft. Season with salt if you want. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Pan-fry the chicken. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper if you want. Cut into small chunks.
  4. In a small bowl, mix about 100 ml of Italian dressing with one and a half teaspoons of basil pesto.
  5. Mix the pasta, dressing, and all the other ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate and serve cold.


Hiroko said...

I found your blog! Yaaay! You should become a chef...

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Scott said...

That looks yummy. There is something similar I used to make in the states (from a box though, not by hand). I've actually been considering trying to somehow imitate it, but the sauce is probably going to be hard. It reminds me a lot of French dressing, but not really.

Maggie said...

Hiroko - Thanks for checking it out! I hope you keep on reading. And I would love to be a chef and open my own cafe... just a dream.

花子 - ありがとう!結構おいしかったよ。是非、作ってみてね。それとも今度花子の家に遊びに行ったときに作ってあげようか。

Scott - Thanks! Pasta from a box can be surprisingly good. I love me my Mac and Cheese, and instant Alfredo. Time for you to experiment with sauces!

Scott said...

Happiness is when Maggie updates her blog? (hint, hint)