This pasta salad is great served warm but is equally good served cold. It is a really nice summer pasta salad and is perfect for a picnic lunch or summer potluck and it makes a lot to feed a crowd.
450g box bowtie pasta
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
14oz jar marinated artichoke
14oz jar roasted red peppers
14oz can crushed tomatoes
2 cups baby spinach (you can use regular spinach, just chop it)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
sal and pepper to taste
a good sprinkling of grated parmesan (probably about 1/4 cup)
Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
mince garlic and toss with a little olive oil
put strain pasta in bowl with the garlic and toss generously with more olive oil
Chop the roasted peppers and artichokes, into bite size-ish pieces
Toss that in on the pasta
Add the tomatoes, at this stage I season with a little salt and pepper and taste to make sure it is how I want it
Toss in the spinach and some parmesan
Mix it all together
Serve topped with a little sprinkle of parmesan and some baguette…and a nice glass of wine.