Monday, January 10, 2011

Chocolate Pasta Salad

This is a kind of a weird recipe. I got this chocolate pasta some years ago and haven't known what I wanted to do with it. I finally decided. I just wanted to make a dessert pasta salad from it. Use up some fruit that was going to go to waste otherwise, use something from the pasta bin, and see how this chocolate pasta really is. That way, once Amazon decides they want to sell it (and I've used up enough pasta to be allowed to buy more), I can get some more and experiment with it. It's fairly expensive, but the taste and smell totally make it worth it.

So, here's the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

1 granny smith apple, unpeeled but cored and cut into 1" pieces
1 navel orange, supremed with the supremes cut in half and juice reserved
1 mango, cut into 1" pieces
1 bag of chocolate pasta, cooked according to package directions

Dressing:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1-2 tablespoons orange juice reserved from cutting the orange
2 tablespoons of blueberry preserves (thanks, Mom!)
pinch salt
pinch of cinnamon and/or cayenne (I didn't use this, but it'd be good with either or both of them)

Combine the fruit and the pasta. Fold them together well. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing, then fold into the salad. Serves 8.

2 comments:

  1. It looks... Weird. Does the pasta hold together ok when cooking, or did it come apart, and that's what the weird squiggles are?

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  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. Some of the pasta held together, and some of it came apart, which IS what the squiggles are!

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