Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Pasta Salad

Don't get me wrong, I love pasta in some dishes - lasagne, carbonara, a good boulognese, etc will see me drooling.

But to me, pasta salads are an abomination. I detest them with a passion!

Or I did!

Last night I ended up playing around with my food, mixing everything together and came up with something that was utterly wonderful. I share it here for your pleasure.


Rockin' Reggae Pasta Salad

Mix together:

Shredded Chicken
Pasta (twist, bows, etc)
Shredded lettuce
Red onion
Sweet Corn
Whole baby tomatoes
Cucumber

Now add a good splash of balsamic vinegar

Now add a good squirt of Reggae Reggae Ketchup

Mix the lot together.

Fall in love with pasta salad!


I am going to be making a load of this next time we have a barbeque, probably without the chicken...

14 comments:

terri said...

Ooh, that does sound fantastic. I have never been good at experimental cooking, but I'll be happy to trust your creations!

sid said...

When I was in Italy I had a pasta with a pesto sauce. First time I ever tried it. Hated it. Your pasta salad tastes nice though.

Um Naief said...

yeah, think i'll make it w/out the chicken... sounds delicious!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Terri - Let me know if you do try it!

Sid - I really have to be in the mood for pesto - which isn't often! I think you would like my salad - got a bit of kick to it!

Teresa said...

I have to respectfully disagree...I'm a lover of pasta salad! Your's sounds good too...we don't have raeggee ketchup here though. How is it different that regular ketchup?

Chief Rock Chef said...

Teresa - "Respectfully disagree"? You crack me up! Reggae Reggae ketchup has go chilis and stuff in it.

Wreggie said...

Sounds good.

James said...

It was sounding OK until it got to the vinegar and ketchup. I am weird I know, but I hate anything on my salad, even oil ruins it for me....I just like crunchy plain fresh vegetables.

jenelle said...

Sounds interesting. One of my favs is Ditalini pasta(little rounds), chopped romaine, feta, bacon, tomato, carrot, peppers, cucumbers, + dressing (greek, italian, ranch, whatever you like).

Chief Rock Chef said...

Wreggie - Thanks - I love it!

James - I used to be like that, but was won over by vinegrete dressing and then just plain balsamic vinegar. Fantastic!

Jenelle - Ooh, bacon and feta! That sounds great!

Jen said...

Weird. I'm not huge on pasta salads either unless it's a tuna or salmon salad that I make with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, dill, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley as well as salt & pepper to taste. It's heart healthy if you don't use a ton of olive oil. . . .

Yours does sound nice. I wasn't sure about the Ketchup until you explained it's more of a spicy type ketchup. Now I'm hungry! Time for breakfast (for me) - no pasta salad though. Just a piece of toast. And Soy milk. Boring. Yep, I know.

Miss Got Wings said...

did you say ketchup?

hmmmm . . . . I don't know. I'm a firm believer of Olive Oil and Vinegar.

Chief Rock Chef said...

Jen - Soy milk? [Shudder]

Miss Got Wings - Spicey ketchup!

Sitting In Silence said...

Yummooooo...sounds great...