Pasta and Vegetable Salad


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If you thought pasta dishes are always loaded with calories, due to cheese and white sauce commonly used in their preparation, have a look at this recipe – and you will change your mind. Here, a minimal amount of whole wheat pasta is prepared as a salad along with crunchy and colourful veggies, which not only contribute antioxidants and fibre, but also team up well with the pasta to improve the overall texture and flavour.


Interestingly, the Pasta and Vegetable Salad is not drowned in an oily or creamy dressing; instead it is perked up with a herby tomato salsa, which gives the dish a real boost!


Serve with Hearty Red Lentil Soup and Suran Chana Dal Tikkis .

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Pasta and Vegetable Salad recipe - How to make Pasta and Vegetable Salad

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
1/2 cup cooked whole wheat fusilli
1/2 cup blanched carrot cubes
1/2 cup blanched broccoli florets
1/2 cup deseeded tomato cubes
1/2 cup blanched zucchini cubes

For The Herbed Tomato Salsa
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
Method
For the salsa

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well while mashing with a back of a spoon. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix gently.
  2. Put the salsa and toss well.
  3. Refrigerate for ½ hour and serve chilled.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy 39 kcal
Protein 1.3 gm
Carbohydrate 5.5 gm
Invisible fat 0.2 gm
Fibre 1.4 gm
Vitamin A 500.1 mcg
Vitamin C 20.6 mg
Folic Acid 23.7 mcg

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Reviews

Pasta and Vegetable Salad
4
 on 12 Jan 16 07:55 PM


Love this recipe.
Pasta Salad
5
 on 07 Aug 15 09:23 AM


The image of the recipe was too tempting for me to give it a try... Looks so colourful and it is as flavourful also. Perfectly cooked whole wheat pasta with crunchy veggies and zero oil dressing is the highlight of this recipe. Loved it!!
Pasta Salad
5
 on 06 Aug 15 05:25 PM


Pasta salad.. simple to make.. but little effort in chopping but equally very tasty.. with tangy tomato salsa.. which acts as a dressing to this salad.. and the pasta added to it just completes the whole salad.. and makes a meal.. serving it chilled is the best way to have ..
Pasta Salad
5
 on 23 May 13 09:01 PM


The salsa dressing is v tasty.. T ingredients i added in pasta was v different but salad tasted yum... Finally i found an alternate to mayonnise dressing