Spring pasta

6 servings Prep: 30 mins
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Pasta isn’t just comfort food for winter – it can also be enjoyed as a cold meal on a lovely spring day.

By Food24 September 10 2019
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Ingredients (11)

500 g pasta — penne
60 ml sunflower oil
10 g fresh basil — torn
20 g rocket
lemon — juice only
1-2 red chillies — chopped
100 g bacon bits — crisply fried
45 ml olive oil
100 g mature cheddar — cut into strips with a vegetable peeler
salt and freshly ground black pepper
rocket — to garnish
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Bring a large saucepan of salted water to
the boil.

Add the pasta and cook until al dente.

Drain and set aside.

Toast the sunflower seeds in a dry pan
until they become light brown.

Remove from the pan and set aside.

Dish the pasta into a large bowl and add
the rest of the ingredients, except the rocket.

Season with the salt and

Sprinkle the sunflower seeds over, garnish
with the rocket and serve hot or cold.

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