Wholewheat pasta, ham and grilled tomato salad

Wholewheat pasta, ham and grilled tomato salad

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Health conscious Heart friendly
  • 15 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • Woolworths Botter Chianti 2008


  • 400 g Rosa tomatoes
  • 2 T olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the salad:
  • 250 g Fresh wholewheat pasta
  • 70 g Black Forest, Serrano or Parma ham, thinly sliced and torn
  • a handful of torn flat-leaf parsley
  • For the dressing
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

Mix the tomatoes with the olive oil, then turn onto a grill pan and slide under a very hot grill.
Leave for 5 minutes, or until starting to catch and split. Season to taste.
Blend ½ cup of the grilled tomatoes (tightly packed) with the dressing ingredients.

Mix the remaining tomatoes with the just-cooked and drained pasta and dressing.
Top with ham and parsley and check seasoning – if necessary, loosen the pasta with extra olive oil or add a drizzle to each serving.
Serve at room temperature.
Cook’s note: Leave out the ham and use shavings of Parmesan instead or add thin slices of roast steak.

Per serving: 1732.3 kJ, 11.4 g protein, 24.3 g fat, 36.6 g carbs

TASTE’s take:
The fresh wholewheat pasta has good texture - not all heavy - and stands up well to the robust grilled tomato and balsamic dressing.

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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