Pasta Salad with Avocado & Parsley Sauce/سلطة المعكرونة بالأفوكادو وصلصة البقدونس -CWA - Episode 813

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Looking for a fresh salad in this hot weather? Try this amazing, savory salad Pasta Salad with Avocado & Parsley Sauce that I prepared with @Panzani.maroc farfalle. Try it and share your pictures with me!
RECIPE: https://www.cookingwithalia.com/813-pasta-salad-with-avocado-parsley-sauce/

INGREDIENTS:
For the Salad:

250 grams (8.8 oz) Panzani Farfalle

150 grams (5.2 oz) lettuce, roughly chopped

80 grams (1 cup) canned black beans, drained

8 yellow cherry tomatoes, cut into half

8 red cherry tomatoes, cut into half

60 grams (1/2 cup) canned corn, drained

1 small onion, minced

50 grams (1.7 oz) black olives, pitted and cut into slices

1 large avocado, peeled and cut into slices

150 grams (5.2 oz) chicken breast

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Salt and pepper, to taste


For the sauce:

Juice of 2 lemons

40 milliliters (2/4 cup) olive oil

1 heaping teaspoon lemon zest

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1

1/2 teaspoons mustard

2 teaspoons honey

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh cilantro leaves for decoration

1 lemon, quartered

DIRECTIONS:
Step 1: Preparing the pasta

1- In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the Panzani Farfalle for about 8 to 10 minutes. Once ready, drain and rinse it with cold water. Set aside. 


Step 2: Preparing the sauce

2- In a food processor, add the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh parsley, garlic clove, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper.

3- Blend all the ingredients together until the sauce becomes smooth and homogeneous. Refrigerate before serving.


Step 3: Assembling the salad

4- In a large pan, add the olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the chicken breast, salt, pepper, and cook on each side for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

5- Remove the chicken breast from the heat and cut into medium slices. Set aside and allow to cool.

6- In a large bowl, add the lettuce, the chicken slices, black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes halves, avocado slices, onion, black olives, and parsley.

7- Add the farfalle to the salad ingredients and pour the parsley sauce over it.

8- Gently mix all the ingredients together using tongs until the salad is completely coated with the sauce and well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.

9- Garnish the farfalle salad with fresh cilantro leaves and serve immediately with quartered lemon!
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