Since summer seems to have arrived, let’s get creative with salads. The sort of salads that you can bring to a bbq and that will make an entrance. Pasta salad is a usual favourite and a large bowl never fails to have takers. However, why not try something a little different and swap the usual pasta for some black bean pasta? It looks pretty amazing when served and tastes just as good – only in a more unusual way. The roasted veggies give it the health kick and dressed with olive oil and lemon, it has a distinctly Mediterranean flavour.

 

Here's what you'll need...

  • 100g black bean pasta
  • 2 courgettes
  • 2 small red peppers
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 3tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

 

Here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Preheat your oven to 220C. Wash and chop the courgette, peppers and tomatoes into small chunks.

  • 2

    Place the vegetables onto a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season. Roast for 30 minutes turning the vegetables occasionally.

    Cook the pasta for one minute less than it says on the packaging – this will ensure it keeps its shape/doesn’t fall apart before serving.

  • 3

    Once cooked, drain the hot water and rinse with cold water. Clean and slice the spring onions.

  • 4

    Once the vegetables have cooled down, toss them together with the pasta. Top with the sliced spring onions and chopped parsley.

  • 5

    Allow to cool. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil on top and season with salt and pepper.

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By Carole Poirot on 30.05.18

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