Pasta salad with rucola and sun-dried tomatoes

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Few days ago when I was planning to visit a friend of mine I was thinking what to bring her. in Slovakia when you are invited to someone´s place it is polite if you bring some food or some bottle of wine. Usually people bake a cake or they just buy some pastry but I always prefered cooking to baking.That´s the reason why I chose a pasta salad. I mean who doesn´t like pasta? Pasta is great 😀

There are plenty of different recipes how to prepare it and if you are supposed to bring some good food, pasta salad is a great option. You don´t have to worry to heat it in microwave and ruin the taste of it because this one is always served cold. I had some rucola left at home so I combined it with sun-dried tomatoes and marinated artichoke´s hearts and this combination works great!! it´s so yummy

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  • a bunch of rucola
  • 500 grams of pasta (I used farfalle), cooked
  • few cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • sun-dried tomates, choped
  • marinated artichokes in jar, choped
  • 2Tbs of flax seeds
  • 3Tbs of olive oil
  • 4Tbs of pumpkin oil
  • 5 Tbs of balsamic glasé (vinegar)
  • salt & pepper


  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain, rinse with cold water, and then drain again. Pour pasta into a large bowl.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, artichokes and add them.
  • Mix your pasta with oils, vinegar, and rucola. Season it with salt & pepper.
  • Sprinkle it with flax seeds and serve.

Note: instead of flax seeds you can use hemp seeds or even both. Sometimes I sprinkle this salad with parmesan cheese.

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