Smoked Oyster Pasta Salad

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This Smoked Oyster Pasta Salad with prosciutto and sun-dried tomatoes is another way to enjoy a good pasta salad.

Hello, my friends. Can you believe it’s June already? The unofficial summer start has already begun. It is only 3 weeks till the official summer. However, the current situation in our area looks like our summer will arrive in 12 months ha-ha. Well, I am not losing my optimism. As a matter of fact, I’ve brought you a perfect summer dish, this Smoked Oyster Pasta Salad.

I must admit I am a huge fan of a good pasta salad. I must also admit I don’t like those salads where ingredients are drowned in a mayo dressing. I am not totally against a mayo dressing, but it should be just a little hint. Personally, I almost never use a heavy dressing and instead I just generously drizzle a pasta salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. In most situations, that’s all you need!

In this recipe, I used oil from smoked oysters which has a lot of flavours. Creamy avocado, aromatic and chewy sun-dried tomatoes, salty prosciutto, robust arugula, and black olives give this salad a strong profile of textures and flavours.

I wouldn’t probably recommend making it ahead as the smoky flavours could become way too overpowering. Probably, it is not a great idea to take it for a picnic either due to the same reason (Plus heat). However, if you make this Smoked Oyster Pasta Salad and enjoy it right away for your summer meal in your backyard – I am very positive it won’t disappoint you.

And trust me: no mayo dressing is needed.

Cheers for now.

4 thoughts on “Smoked Oyster Pasta Salad

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    I totally agree with you about pasta salads that are drowned in mayo. Blech. I mean I do like mayo in some pasta salads, but I don’t want mayo to be the main ingredient. This pasta salad sounds quite tasty and different, Ben! In fact, I love the addition of prosciutto and arugula here. What a fun salad for summer…I’m hoping it arrives in your area soon! :-)
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