Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pasta Salad

This is the most versatile recipe I ever had. It can be eaten hot or cold.


2 cups of fusilli
1 lb of chicken breast, sliced in bite sizes
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup pitted black olives
1 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped
1 medium can of whole tomatoes
1 small can of tomato sauce
about 4 piesces of dried tomatoes in oil, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to packaging instructions. Set aside.

In a pan, cook chicken meat for about 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Add onions, olives and zucchini and cook for about 3 minutes. Add whole tomatoes, sliced dried tomatoes and tomato sauce. You can add cooking wine and balsamic vinegar if desired.

Mix sauce with pasta and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Chill for 2 hours is if eaten cold or serve right way.


a said...


Curious lang ako - anong lasa beside "masarap syempre" di pa kasi ako nag-tra-try ng ganitong dish eh!

Thanks for sharing the recipe ha! I keep you posted kung nagawa ko-ingat!


relly said...

Hello ting, i love this twisted pasta, this dish you made is a complete meal. Remember me?

eden said...

hi! looks good .try ko rin and keep you posted like tin pag nagawa ko na :)

best regards!

schatzli said...

i love fusilli salad...ano daw ang lasa sabi ni tin???
can i have a fantasy? sort of very med tasting? not heavy. this is the kind of salad I would pack on my sisters lunch box. kasi di masira ang shape at look kahit ilang oras na sa kahon.

eye said...

aling ting,
ano bang local dito sa tin ang best substitute for sundried tomatoes?
sa zucchini, pwede ng cucumber no?

Thess said...

Hello Ms. Ting!! :)

w/ black olives? heaven! napapakain mo husband mo ng olives? itong asawa ko, ayaw eh, 'kainis.

sachiko said...

i read your thread at berks,ting..take your time..i do really wish i can read a non-food blog of yours too tho, you have so much knowledge and wittiness to share with us!

ting-aling said...

Hi Tin, ang hirap naman ng tanong mo? Siempre masarap talaga ang isasagot ko. Other than that, parang spaghetti siguro. ang kulit ano?

Hi relly, of course I do remember you. Kaibigan ni Sha. It is indeed a meal in itself.

Sige Eden, will wait for your post ha.

Sham except na pag hindi mo nilagay sa ref, baka mapanis..remember, may tomatoes 'to.

Eye, wala yata akong maisip na substitute for the sun dried tomatoes. Huwag mo na lang dagdagan..optional naman siya eh. For Zucchini, I think patola ang best substitute rather than cucumber.

Thess, I know. Olives can not be hidden sa ingredients because of its distinct taste. Ayaw din ni hubby noong araw but he just doesn't have a choice. Haha

Sachiko..I'm still struggling...