Recipe

Warm pasta, pea and ricotta salad

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Warm pasta, pea and ricotta salad
  • 375 gram orecchiette pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen baby peas
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 100 gram shaved ham, chopped coarsely
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 200 gram ricotta cheese, crumbled
Buttermilk aioli
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Method

Warm pasta, pea and ricotta salad
  • 1
    In large saucepan of boiling water, cook pasta until just tender; drain.
  • 2
    Boil, steam or microwave peas until tender; drain.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make buttermilk aïoli.
  • 4
    Place warm pasta and peas in large bowl with mint, ham, zest and aioli; toss gently to combine. Serve salad sprinkled with cheese.
Buttermilk aioli
  • 5
    Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well.

Notes

if you can't find orecchiette pasta, replace it with penne.

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