Pasta Salad

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Everyone loves pasta! Here we are making a delicious and healthy Pasta Salad. My brother just loves salads and requests me to create healthy and delicious variety of salads. On his request I created this recipe. So here we are with a new salad recipe on my brother's special request.

I have used semolina penne pasta, and some homegrown vegetables and herbs. Feel free to use any variety of pasta as per taste and availability. In the pasta dressing I have added red chili flakes to make it flavorful. You can reduce the amount of chili or even remove it as per taste. This pasta salad is a vegan dish. So, try this delicious and simple pasta salad recipe and please do share your valuable comment. Happy & healthy cooking, Shuchi

pasta salad
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Boiling time: 10 minutes
Approximately 225 calories in each serving

Ingredients For Pasta: (serves 4)

  • Penne pasta 100 gms/about 1 cup
  • Water about 4-5 cups to boil the pasta
  • Salt 2tsp

Ingredients For Veggies:

  • Cherry Tomatoes 20-25
  • Green bell pepper (capscium) 1
  • Lettuce cut into an pieces 1 cup
  • Green olives pitted 8-10

Ingredients For Dressing:

  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar 2 tbsp
  • Extra virgin olive oil 3-4 tbsp
  • Salt ½- tsp or to taste
  • Red chili flakes to taste
  • Black pepper, Freshly ground to taste
  • Basil leaves ¼ cup

Method of pasta Boiling

  1. Boil about 4-5 cups of water in a big pan. Add 2 tsp salt and penne pasta in the boiling water.
pasta boiling
penne boiling
  1. Boil until Penne are soft but firm. Usually it takes about 10 minutes to boil penne. Drain lightly, Penne should remain soft.
cooked penne pasta
cooked Penne

Other Preparations:

  1. Wash the bell pepper. Cut it into halves and deseed it. Thinly slice the bell pepper.
  2. Wash and cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.
homegrown cherry tomatoes
homegrown cherry tomatoes
  1. Wash and then tear the basil leaves by hand. If you do not find fresh basil leaves, use about 1½ tsp dried basil leaves.
  2. In a bowl take lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, red chili flakes, black pepper, and salt. Mix well all the ingredients of the dressing.
pasta salad dressing
  1. In a big salad bowl take boiled penne, lettuce pieces, sliced bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, pitted olives, and torn basil leaves.
  2. Pour the dressing on top of it and gently toss. Coat pasta and veggies well with the dressing.
  3. Pasta salad is ready. You can also chill it in the refrigerator before serving.
  4. Delicious Penne pasta salad is ready to serve. You can garnish the pasta with parmesan cheese.
pasta salad

Some Tips/ Suggestions:

  1. Some other veggies such as red bell pepper, brocolli, carrots, beans etc can also be used in this delicious pasta salad.
  2. You can also use some other variety of pasta if you do not find Penne.

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