Easy peasy make ahead pasta

Autumn is here. Time to get back to work ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . But don’t worry, here is a recipe that will take you back to summer again & that will save your lunch break tomorrow!

A super-quick red white & green pasta salad with peas & tomatoes.

To serve 2 you will need:

  • 150g shortย pasta
  • 2 handfuls frozen peas
  • 1 big tomato
  • 1 (or 2) mozzarella(s)
  • olive oil
  • salt ย & pepper

Prep & cook time: 20 min.

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I like to use small sized pasta that takes less to cook. These take only 6 minutes!

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First things first: put a saucepan of water on the hob with a few pinches of salt.

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While the water heats up, cut the mozzarella and the tomato in cubes.

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As soon as the water comes to the boil, pour the pasta and the frozen peas in the saucepan.

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Count 6 minutes from when it starts to boil again.

Don’t overcook.

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Pear timer

Drain and transfer to a bowl.

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Add a little olive oil and the cubed tomatoes, then give it a stir.

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At this point I prefer to leave the salad to cool down a little before adding the mozzarella, as I don’t want it to melt.

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Add the mozzarella when you’re ready, give it another stir and you’re done! Simple, quick andย colourful.

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I told you it was easy! Eat straight away or fill aย pot and it will be perfect for a picnic, a barbeque or to take to work.

And it will keep in the fridge for a few days.

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Let me know if you try this at home or if have other make ahead pasta ideas!

 

 

 

 

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