Pasta Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

    1 hour 32 min

    A wonderful mingling of flavours and textures. Pasta is tossed with spinach, peppers, Gorgonzola and walnuts in a honey vinaigrette. Perfect as a starter or main course.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 450g penne pasta
    • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
    • 100g fresh spinach, rinsed, dried and torn into bite size pieces
    • 1 small green pepper, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 small red pepper, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 small yellow pepper, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 125ml rapeseed oil
    • 4 tablespoons walnut oil
    • 75ml champagne vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 335g crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
    • 120g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr32min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Toss with 2 tablespoons oil, then refrigerate for 1 hour or until cool.
    2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook spinach until wilted. In a large bowl, combine spinach, green pepper, red pepper, yellow pepper and cooled pasta. Whisk together 125ml oil, walnut oil, vinegar and honey. Pour vinaigrette over pasta mixture and toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle top with Gorgonzola and chopped walnuts.

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    This was wonderful for guests. It seemed like a little too much pasta for the amount of veggies, so I might cut that back a bit next time. Lacking champagne vinegar I used balsamic, which was tasty too. It was great the next day for leftovers.  -  03 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was asked to make this recipe for a party by the hostess. I was a little leary, but one taste and it is now a favorite of all of ours. The dressing ingredients are great.  -  08 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was pretty bland. Lacking something. There was too much pasta for the amount of veggies, and I doubled the amount of peppers. And it was a boring dish. But if you put some blue cheese dressing in it, it gives it that extra something and it tastes so much better. With the blue cheese dressing I would change my vote from a two to a four.  -  28 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)