pasta salad recipe

Easy Pasta Salad

Summer, barbeque, cold drinks, salads… sound familiar? Well I am excited about this pasta salad right here; I can boastfully say it’s the best.

pasta salad recipe

Dang! I said it haha, honestly apart from the fact that this pasta salad is the best, I had my daughter asking for more and that to me is success. If I can convert my little fussy madam to eat and love this salad, I can win you over with it too. There are many pasta salads around but this beats them hands down.

The salad dressing is tha bomb, I must say some of the ingredients I used for the dressing is not available on the market yet (my active kitchen all purpose seasoning) but in the mean time, you can easily make this your own. With few spices and herbs you are on your way to saying yum yum. Can I also mention that this is healthy too if eaten in moderation, I know I keep saying that about most of my recipes. I had to stop myself from getting a second of this pasta salad, by the way I had this pasta salad with baked fish. You can have it with any side of choice or you can add the side you want into the salad and have it on its own. In other words, it works as a yummy side or a complete meal.

pasta salad recipe

What you will need

Salad dressing (feel free to add more)

3tbsp light mayonnaise

4tbsp fat free natural yogurt

1tsp My active kitchen all purpose seasoning (coming soon to your kitchen) swap with dried herbs of choice

Black pepper

Salt

1tbsp cider vinegar (optional)

For the salad

500g pasta (I used fusilli)

½ Cucumber, diced

1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 small onion, thinly sliced

Tomatoes, chopped

salt

easy pasta recipe

Method

Boil pasta according to packet with salt, drain and rinse under cold water and set aside to cool, preferably in the fridge, in fact put it in the fridge (you want the pasta to be aldente, nothing soggy please and allow it to drain well)

Once cool, add the salad to the pasta and mix to combine

Add the salad dressing, mix thoroughly and refrigerate before serving.

summer salad recipe

Easy Pasta Salad
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Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: Vary
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Easy pasta salad, this is the only salad you need this summer. it brings everyone to your yard.
Ingredients
  • Salad dressing (feel free to add more)
  • 3tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 4tbsp fat free natural yogurt
  • 1tsp My active kitchen all purpose seasoning (coming soon to your kitchen) swap with dried herbs of choice
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • 1tbsp cider vinegar (optional)
  • For the salad
  • 500g pasta (I used fusilli)
  • ½ Cucumber, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Boil pasta according to packet with salt, drain and rinse under cold water and set aside to cool, preferably in the fridge, in fact put it in the fridge (you want the pasta to be aldente, nothing soggy please and allow it to drain well)
  2. Once cool, add the salad to the pasta and mix to combine
  3. Add the salad dressing, mix thoroughly and refrigerate before serving

pasta salad

Enjoy x

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