Pasta is a staple in our household – we have it at least once a week. It can be super quick and easy to rustle something up – even if its just plain pasta with some parmesan on top. We love our food and nothing makes us happier than sitting down to eat together and more often than not we’ll have an Italian dish of sorts which is where Ciao Gusto comes in.
Ciao Gusto Deli has partnered up with Ocado to offer their customers a wide range of authentic Italian produce which you can easily add into your weekly online shop. They stock store cupboard essentials such as Sundried Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Balsamic vinegar – perfect ingredients to make a pasta salad with. I don’t know about you but that sounds ideal for creating easy pasta ideas for meals that are quick and perfect for midweek.
Easy Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes
Ingredients (serves 4)
- Jar of Ponti Zero Oil Sundried Tomatoes, chopped
- Jar of Ponti Fine Herbs Artichokes, chopped
- A handful of Ponti Capers in Salt (optional)
- Jar of Pitted Olives, halved
- 400g Pasta
- 100g Grated Parmesan
- Bag of rocket
For the dressing:
- 5 tbsp Ponti Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Honey
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Cook the pasta according to the instructions, when done, drain and run under cold water.
Pop the pasta into a large bowl and mix in the sundried tomatoes, artichokes, olives, capers (if you’re using), the grated parmesan and the rocket and give it a good mix.
Next, make the dressing by combining the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and lemon juice, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add the preferred amount to the pasta giving it another good mix.
Serve and enjoy!
Ciao Gusto currently has 25% off their whole range for April so why not head over to the Ocado website to check out the full Ciao Gusto range and stock up?
What are your easy pasta ideas for quick and easy pasta meals for the whole family?
Easy Pasta Salad with artichokes, olives and sundried tomatoes
For the pasta
- Jar Sundried tomatoes, chopped
- Jar Artichokes, chopped
- Jar Pitted Olives, halved
- 400 g Pasta
- 100 g Grated Parmesan
- Bag Rocket
For the dressing
- 5 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Honey
- Cook the pasta according to the instructions, when done, drain and run under cold water.
- Pop the pasta into a large bowl and mix in the sundried tomatoes, artichokes, olives, capers (if you’re using), the grated parmesan and the rocket and give it a good mix.
- Next, make the dressing by combining the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and lemon juice, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add the preferred amount to the pasta giving it another good mix.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Mmmm! I wish I could get my kids eating a little healthier and this recipe looks ideal! #kcacols
We always manage to hide lots of veggies in our pasta sauce so maybe you could give that a try? We roast things like onions, peppers and courgettes and blend it all up and add to tinned tomatoes or pasta x
Oh wow, that looks lovely and so easy to make! #kcacols
It’s super easy to make and tastes good too! x
oh my goodness this sounds delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time xxx
It is and very easy to make!
Yum! This looks so yummy and very easy! I love the idea of getting my kids involved in the kitchen. #KCACOLS
Yes it’s really easy to make! x
That looks so good. I love finding recipes for my boys and even reminding myself that I can be creative and involve them a bit more too.
Mine love to help me at the moment so I am enjoying it while I can!
Such a great looking dish, I need to get our kids involved a bit so they can try out new dishes!