Strips of cooked Chicken or Pork, tossed with tri-coloured Pasta, Pesto, Grapes and Carrots. Experiment with different ingredients in place of the Grapes and Carrots – Cherry Tomatoes, Peppers, and Cheese all make for a different taste, and a mixture of colours.
If you want, you can make your own French Dressing – whisk together 1 Part Wine Vinegar with 3 parts of Olive Oil, and season to taste.
To Serve 2
125g Dried Pasta
1tbsp Olive Oil
1tbsp French Dressing
2tbsp Thick Mayonnaise
2tsp Pesto Sauce
1tbsp Soured Cream
175g Cooked Chicken or Pork Meat
2 Celery Sticks
125g Black Grapes, seedless
1 Large Carrot, trimmed
Salt and Pepper
1. Cook the Pasta in a pan of boiling water, slightly salted, until al dente (just tender), drain, rinse and then drain again. Transfer into a bowl, then mix in the French Dressing whilst hot, then allow to cool.
2. Combine the Mayonnaise, Pesto and Soured Cream, before seasoning to taste.
3. Cut the Meat into narrow strips – about an two centimetres long, and a centimetre wide. Cut the Celery into similar sized slices, and halve most of the Grapes, removing any pips (save some for a garnish).
4. In a large bowl, mix the Meat, Carrots, Celery, Halved Grapes, as well as the Mayonnaise mixture, and season to taste.
Photo Courtesy of: roger.karlsson