Saturday, 6 December 2014

Recipe // Pasta Salad

Here is one of the Smithies family's favourite recipes: our famous(ish) pasta salad!

- 3/4 cup uncooked pasta (for a genuine Smithies feel to it, use pasta spirals)
- 1/2 cup raisins or sultanas
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or almond butter)

Optional (but will definitely improve your salad)
- Roasted and salted almonds
- Raw, chopped celery, tomato and cucumber

Cook the pasta well in boiling water with a bit of salt. When the pasta is cooked completely, tip the water out of the pot (but leave the pasta in the pot :) ). Put the pot back on the stove and keep cooking, but stir in the soy sauce, honey and peanut butter. Cook, stirring continuously, until the large lumps of soy sauce, honey and peanut butter are pretty much gone and the pasta has a kind of 'glazed', shiny look. Take the pot off the stove and turn off the heat. Now add the raisins or sultanas, almonds, celery, tomato and cucumber. Give it all a good stir and serve.

This recipe doesn't make a massive amount. I don't usually measure how much ingredients I use, I just kind of shove a bit of everything in (going by 'feel', I guess!). Experiment with the quantities a bit until you get it right for the number of people you are making it for. :)

Would you like to see more Smithies family favourite recipes?
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