Peach and Pasta Salad

By Lois Bagrie

Peach and Pasta Salad
Peach and Pasta Salad recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

Serves 6

250g uncooked spiral pasta

4 rashers of bacon, chopped

2 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced

6 spring onions, thinly sliced

1 cup thinly sliced celery (approx. 2 sticks)

⅓ cup Continental parsley leaves

Dressing:

½ cup olive or vegetable oil

⅓ cup white wine vinegar

2 tbsp caster sugar

¼ cup basil leaves, finely chopped

1½ tsp thyme leaves, finely chopped

1 tsp curry powder

2 garlic cloves, crushed

salt and pepper to taste

1 Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water until just tender, as per packet instructions. Drain and cool.

2 Cook bacon in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until golden and crisp. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towel. Combine pasta, bacon, peaches, onion, celery and parsley leaves in a large bowl. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl. Add dressing just before serving.

3 To make dressing, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, basil, thyme, curry powder, garlic and salt and pepper in a large jar or jug.

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