Capsicum, asparagus and spinach Braai Pasta Salad

capsicum, asparagus and spinach braai pasta salad
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Ingredients

  • 300g farfalle pasta
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 baby red capsicum, seeds removed, cut into 3cm wedges
  • 1 baby yellow capsicum, seeds removed, cut into 3cm wedges
  • 2 bunches asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 100g baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup (40g) grated pecorino

Directions

  1. Cook the farfalle in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup (125ml) cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large frypan over high heat. Add spring onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until tender. Add baby capsicum and cook for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add asparagus, garlic and chilli flakes and cook for 3 minutes or until asparagus is bright green and just tender.
  3. Add reserved cooking liquid and bring to a simmer. Remove pan from heat.
  4. Add farfalle, baby spinach and remaining 1 tablespoon oil to frypan. Toss for 1 minute or until spinach is just wilted, then season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Divide pasta among bowls and sprinkle with grated pecorino just before serving.
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