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Fusilli Pasta Salad

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

fusilli pasta salad

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

The salad dressing is tha bomb, I used simple pantry ingredients including my active kitchen all-purpose seasoning. This fusilli pasta salad is very easy to put together and you can easily make it your own. With few spices and herbs, you are on your way to saying yum yum. Can I also mention that this pasta salad 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 fusilli pasta salad, by the way, I had this pasta salad with baked fish. You can have it with any mains of choice or have it on its own. In other words, it works as a yummy side or a complete meal.

chopped tomatoes, cucumber and bell peppers

Ingredients for fusilli pasta salad

Salad dressing (feel free to add more)

3tbsp light mayonnaise

4tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt

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

pasta vegetables and dressing

How to prepare salad

Boil pasta according to the packet instructions  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 al dente, nothing soggy please and allow it to drain well)

Once cool, add the salad (vegetables) to the fusilli pasta and mix to combine

Add the salad dressing, mix thoroughly, refrigerate before serving or serve immediately.

prep of vegetables with dressing

What to serve with pasta salad

Make this pasta salad a whole meal by serving it with one of the following delicious recipes.

Baked Chicken Thigh 

Baked Tilapia

Homemade Baked Meatballs

Beef Kebab

Chicken Suya

Tips

Swap the Mayo salad dressing for Italian dressing

Fusilli Pasta Salad

Fusilli pasta salad: this is the only salad you need this summer and all year round. This easy pasta salad will bring everyone to your yard.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: British, International
Keyword: easy pasta salad, fusilli pasta salad, pasta salad
Servings: 5
Author: Ajoke

Ingredients

Salad dressing (feel free to use more)

  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp fat free natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp My active kitchen all purpose seasoning swap with dried herbs of choice
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar optional

For the salad

  • 500 g pasta I used fusilli
  • ½ whole Cucumber diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 large Salad Tomatoes chopped
  • salt

Instructions

  • Boil pasta according to the packet instructions 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 al dente, 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. Serve immediately or refrigerate until when needed

fusilli pasta salad

Enjoy x

If you try my easy pasta salad recipe or any other recipe on here, kindly leave feedback or #myactivekitchen on Instagram so I can see what you have been cooking. Thank you and see you on my next post

 

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