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April 4, 2014

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad ~ Delicious salad ~ serve warm or cold !

I am a huge fan of roasted vegetables and try to use it as often as I can, sometimes as a salad like this roasted vegetable pasta salad and other times as a side dish.

This salad can be served warm or cold - if serving cold, I usually let the pasta and the vegetables cool separately and only mix them shortly before dinner or lunch.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad ~ Delicious salad ~ serve warm or cold !



I was such a klutz when making this salad ;-)   Whilst the vegetables were roasting I stuck the Bacon, on a separate dish, into the oven ... yep, forgot about it and it burnt beyond recognition ! Not enough, oh no! I had only half a packet left and stuck it into the oven to try again - yes, forgot about it again until it was time to remove the vegetables.

Oh well, I had to have bacon in the salad and therefore, if you look closely, you can see the very, very crispy {and black!} bits of bacon.

ROASTED VEGETABLE PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

500g Butternut Squash, cubed
2 Red Onions, cut into wedges
250g Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1 Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
4 TB Olive Oil, divided
Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
500g Fusilli Pasta
1 - 2 TB Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Crispy cooked Bacon, crumbled
2 Feta Wheels, cubed
Fresh Rocket, to serve

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) - line a baking sheet with baking paper.
2.) Arrange the Butternut, Onions, Tomatoes and Bell Pepper on the lined baking sheet - drizzle with 2 TB of the Olive Oil - season with Salt and Black Pepper - roast 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender but still firm.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad ~ Delicious salad ~ serve warm or cold !


3.) Meanwhile, cook the Pasta as per the instructions on the packet - drain and drizzle with the remaining Olive Oil and the Balsamic Vinegar whilst still warm.
4.) Add the roasted Vegetables and the Bacon to the Pasta - stir through and transfer to a serving bowl.
5.) Top with the Feta Cheese and Rocket.  Serve warm or cold.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad ~ Delicious salad ~ serve warm or cold !

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2 comments:

  1. This looks great Linda, love that yo also added feta cheese,

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