Tomato, Chilli and Mozzarella Pasta Salad
7 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, crushed
450g/1lb penne pasta
225g/8oz mozzarella, cubed
450g/1lb tomatoes, chopped
1 red chilli, seeded and diced
1 avocado, peeled and stoned
a small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
salt and ground black pepper
1 Whisk together the oil, lemon juice and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
2 Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook according to the pack instructions. Drain well, then tip into a large bowl and toss with a little of the dressing. Set aside to cool.
3 Add the mozzarella, tomatoes and chilli to the pasta. Cut the avocado into large dice and add to the pasta with the parsley.
4 Pour the remaining dressing over and toss lightly together. Serve immediately.