Warm Pasta Salad with Balsamic Dressing.

Warm Pasta Salad with Balsamic Dressing.

Looking for an easy to prepare comfort food recipe for this winter season? 

The Pudding Lady has the answer with her Warm Pasta Salad with Balsamic Dressing.  


• 250 gram spiral pasta
• ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
• ½ cup chopped pitted black olives
• ½ cup chopped oven roasted capsicum
• ½ cup chopped artichoke hearts
• Handful of coarsely chopped fresh basil
• ½ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
• Handful toasted pine nuts
• 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
• Your favourite Simply Stirred Caramelised Balsamic Dressing


  • Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water, uncovered, with a splash of olive oil.
  • I use store brought sun-dried tomatoes, roasted capsicum, pitted olives and artichoke hearts. Drain, chop and put aside.
  • Chop fresh Basil
  • In a small saucepan heat on low, add the pine nuts stirring constantly as they burn very easily
  • When the pasta is just tender; drain, rinse under cold water and leave to drain. Once drained, place in a large bowl and while the pasta is still warm, mix through the sun-dried vegetables, olives and basil.
  • Top with Parmesan and pine nuts. Finally, drizzle the olive oil and Simply Stirred Caramelised Balsamic Dressing liberally over the top. Garnish with a few fresh basil leaves.
  • Serve warm or cold and it’s also delicious the next day! 

*my personal favourite Balsamic with this salad is the Simply Stirred Caramelised Balsamic with Pepper, however any of our beautiful balsamics are a great addition to this salad.

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