About this recipe: Tomatoes, olives and spring onion marinate in a gorgeous, spicy mixture of fresh herbs and mustard vinaigrette. Farfalle pasta is tossed in this dressing, then topped with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Serve chilled, and enjoy!
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Great recipe!! It was even better as leftovers, once all the flavors had more time to blend. I'll definitely make this again, but will omit the Tabasco sauce, as the tabasco kind of tasted out of place with all of the other fresh herb flavors. - 08 Oct 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
OK- because everyone else had given this 5 stars , I thought this was a no fail recipie. Boy was I wrong. I made this for Easter, not bothering to try it first. First of all the amount of ingrediants was 15 dollars worth of stuff I didn't have - just for one dish. Time to chop and prepare also made this time consuming. And on top of everything else, it tasted horrible. I will never make this again! - 16 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was very good. It took a lot of prep time, chopping all the herbs, but was worth it. I forgot the ripe olives & Parmi so I used Kalamata & & Pecorino Romano & cut back on the salt.I toasted the pine nuts for more flavor-yum. Will make again - 27 Jun 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)