12 May 2011
Herby Spring Pasta
This is my entry for this week's Presto Pasta Nights, which I have the honour to host this week. Today is the final day for entering a pasta dish, so I would like to share my pasta dish with you.
I am not going to give you a traditional recipe for this one as quantities don't really matter, it is more about the flavour combination.
For the dressing, I whizzed up some fresh herbs with garlic and olive oil. Then I cooked some baby potatoes. The pasta went on next. I used penne, as I had it to hand, but choose your favourite. While the pasta was cooking, I steamed some asparagus and fine beans. Then I just threw it all together, grated over some black pepper and sprinkled on some lovely crumbly feta. Voila!
I served this hot, but it would be really good cold with a smaller pasta as a pasta salad. Make sure it is especially al dente for a pasta salad and run the pasta under cold water straight away to cool it down and to stop the cooking process. I, unfortunately took my eye of the pasta and it had a minute or two too long.
I am also sending this as a pasta salad to Lisa for this month's No Croutons Required. If you would like to enter a soup or salad into this month's NCR challenge, then post your entry and email it to lisa (email@example.com) by the 20th of May. Your entries must be suitable for vegetarians and contain asparagus. You can find the rules here.