Cooking Fever’ishly — Pasta salad

2019-09-25 06:01
Pesto Caprese­-inspired pasta­ salad.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Pesto Caprese­-inspired pasta­ salad.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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PASTA salads are a wonderful side dish for main meals — especially with a good old South African braai. It’s also an excellent choice for a light meal or a lunchbox meal.

This pesto Caprese-inspired salad uses very few ingredients but certainly doesn’t skimp on taste. Whip this up if you’re pressed for time and want to enjoy some bold and simple flavours.

Pesto Caprese-inspired pasta salad

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: Six


• 1 ½ cups pasta, cooked

• 3 Tsp basil pesto

• 1 Tsp Sunshine D Original Margarine

• Pinch of salt

• ¼ tsp garlic

• Pinch of pepper

• ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

• ½ cup mozzarella balls

• Handful of fresh basil leaves, shredded


Melt the Sunshine D Original Margarine and mix in the pesto, salt, garlic and pepper. Toss in with the pasta. Fold in the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

Best served as a side dish.


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