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  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins cook

Warm pasta, pea and ricotta salad

Warm pasta, pea and ricotta salad

Warm pasta, pea and ricotta salad

Ingredients

Warm pasta, pea and ricotta salad

  • 375 g orecchiette pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen baby peas
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 100 g shaved ham, chopped coarsely
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 200 g ricotta cheese, crumbled

Buttermilk aioli

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest

Steps

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

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
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