Pasta Salad With Currants Olives & Pine Nuts
Pasta Salad Nuts Appetizers Vegetarian
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:48:38 AM. Recipe ID 9773. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Pasta salad with currants olives & pine nuts
Categories: Salads, Appetizers, Pasta, Vegetarian
Yield: 8 Servings
1 lb Penne pasta
1 Garlic clove, quartered
1 ts Salt
1 c Packed stemmed fresh parsley
1/4 c Fresh lemon juice
1/4 c Red wine vinegar
1 ts Curry powder
1 ts Sugar
3/4 ts Ground cumin
1/2 ts Pepper
1 c Olive oil
1 Red onion
-- peeled, finely chopped
1 c Sliced Kalamata olives
2/3 c Dried currants
2/3 c Toasted pine nuts
Fresh parsley sprigs
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but
still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain. Rinse under cold
water; drain well. Transfer pasta to large bowl.
Meanwhile, blend garlic and salt to paste in processor, scraping down
sides of bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup parsley and mince. Blend in
lemon juice, vinegar, curry, sugar, cumin and pepper. With machine
running, gradually add oil through feed tube in thin steady stream.
Pour dressing over pasta. Add onion, olives, currants and pine nuts
to pasta and toss. Season with pepper. Cover and refrigerate until
chilled, about 2 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)
Garnish salad with parsley sprigs and cherry tomatoes and serve.
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