Easiest Summer Pasta

Easiest Summer Pasta

this is a lovely light dinner idea or a great salad that tastes of summer. If making it for vegetarians, you can remove the bacon and add some courgette, peas etc..
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Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean, salad
Servings 4


  • 400 g fusilli pasta
  • 4 tbsp rapeseed oil + extra if needed
  • 100 g bacon diced
  • 1 courgette diced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp red pesto
  • 50 g marinated olives optional
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 150 g fresh peas or defrosted peas
  • Salt and black pepper


  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold running water, then set aside.
  • In a sauté pan, over medium heat, drizzle some oil and add the bacon and sear for 3-4 minutes until coloured.
  • add the courgette, red onion and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the red pesto, olives, cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and extra oil if desired. Cook for a further minute or so and remove from the heat . Add the pasta and toss to coat the flavours. add the fresh peas.
  • Check the seasoning and cover with cling film until needed.
Keyword Barbecue, Kevin Dundon, pasta, quick and easy, salad

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