Recipe: Cold summer-y pasta with smoked chicken, mango and raspberry dressingJune 07, 2014
Are you familiar with the feeling where your appetite has abandoned you during hot days of summer? When a heatwave is going on, all I crave are cold Daiquiri's, fresh fruit and salads. Lots of ice cream, too. Although summer does things to your appetite, your nutritional needs are just the same. I always try to steer a middle course where I can eat a worthy meal which does not make me nauseous because of the hot weather. This pasta course is just perfect.
Many of you who know me, know that I usually cook recipes from ye olden days, but that I have also been a great lover of (modern) pasta's. Pasta was something rather new for people of my country in the 1930s and 1940s and, although it was eaten, it was not prepared with the variety of ingrediënts available today. So every now and then - certainly when a heatwave is going on - I like to call on my favorite pasta recipe and deviate for once, from my habit of cooking nostalgic. This recipe is served cold, is filling and, not entirely unimportant, just ridiculously delicious. On my food blog I only share the nostalgic recipes and this one does not belong there. But because it's a lovely recipe of which I know some of my readers would like, I decided to share it here.
- 150g spelt pasta
- 200g smoked chicken, sliced/diced/cut
- Mozarella, diced
- 1 handful of pine nuts
- 1 handful of almonds
- 1 mango, diced
- 4 tbsp. raspberry vinaigrette
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. mustard (I used Dijon)
- salt and pepper