As the weather gets warmer, forget about piping-hot dishes and meals that require over an hour of tedious oven time. Instead, opt for quick, easy and most importantly, cold dinner alternatives that utilise an easy-to-prepare and affordable core ingredient – pasta. Cold pasta dishes can be enjoyed for both lunch and supper, and are the perfect answer to the incoming warm weather that can turn from manageable to baking in a matter of minutes!
BACON AND AVOCADO MACARONI SALAD
Featuring our ingredient of the month, avocado, this refreshing and flavour-packed delight is not only easy and quick to prepare, but tasty too. With smoky bacon flavours accompanying ever bite, and a sprinkle or two of fresh thyme, this tasty combination can be enjoyed as either a side dish or as a main on a warm evening.
DEVILED EGG PASTA SALAD
Perfect for a family picnic as a succulent side dish, or alternatively alongside a delicious piece of braai meat, this Devil Egg Pasta Salad packs a unique punch of flavour that will have all who try it coming back for seconds. Macaroni pasta, marvellous mayonnaise, a sprinkle or two of paprika, and a couple of hard boiled eggs is all that you need to create this perfect pasta plate.
COLD PEANUT NOODLES
Easy to make and a pleasure to prepare, this noodle dish with a twist is a real winner. Creamy peanut flavours and subtle hints of Asian influence make this cold spaghetti dish a real treat that the whole family is bound to fall in love with.
SPRINGTIME PASTA WITH PEA PESTO
Fresh, light, and perfect for warm weather, this refreshing pea and pesto surprise offers a timeless flavour that is truly invigorating to tuck into. Add a drizzle of olive oil and scrumptious shavings of pecorino cheese, and this fabulous feast is ready to impress those lucky enough to grace your dinner table.