Healthy fast food. Dinner in 12 minutes.

Jamie Oliver makes dinner is 30 minutes. I make dinner in 12 minutes. Instead of making four dishes in half an hour, I make only one. It tastes just as good and it saves washing up and time. This is healthy fast food that is ready to be eaten faster than the delivery guy can bring you pizza.

250 g penne pasta
125 g mixed salad leafs
1 big ‘winter’ carrot
10 sun dried tomatoes stored in flavoured oil
15 cherry tomatoes
1 apple (I used Rubens)
soft, fresh goat cheese
hand full of pine nuts
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper
1 big pinch of dried dill

To get things started quickly; fill an electric kettle with water and bring it to the boil. Meanwhile, put a litre of cold water in a big (4-5 litre) pan put a lid on and put it on a big hob at high heat. When the water from the kettle boils, add it to the pan.  We need to have at least 2 litre of boiling water to cook the pasta and this is the fastest way to get it.

Meanwhile, grate the carrot on a course box grater. Slice the apple on the slicing side of the box grater. Chop the dried tomatoes and halve the cherry tomatoes. Briefly toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan. Mix together the mustard, vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and dill.

Drain the pasta and put it back into the pan. Immediately pour over the dressing and mix it. Add all ingredients except the cheese and pine nuts and mix them together. Serve on a plate. Crumble the goat cheese on top of the salad and sprinkle over the pine nuts.


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