Jamie Oliver's Best Pasta Salad

Total Time
20mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
5 mins

One of my favorite Naked Chef recipes. I make this often. I just love the trip of boiling up the garlic cloves with the pasta, and then just squeezing them out of their skins and adding them mashed to the dressing.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.
  2. Throw in the pasta and garlic and simmer for about 5 minutes or until al dente, and drain.
  3. Put the garlic to one side for the dressing.
  4. Put the pasta in a bowl.
  5. Chop the tomatoes, olives, chives, basil and cucumber into pieces about half the size of the pasta and add to the bowl.
  6. Squash the garlic cloves out of their skins and pound in a pestle and mortar.
  7. Add the vinegar, oil and seasoning.
  8. Drizzle this over the salad, adding a little more seasoning to taste.