Pasta Salad & Awards

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Browsing… through every blog and catching up with old pending posts does show that Most of them had a blast on the valentines .Award showering is another beautiful way of recognising each other . Never realised that I have made 101 lovely friends , who make sure to visit my blog and write such beautiful comments !

My lovely SIL – Gayathri living in atlanta shared this recipe of Pasta Salad with me and I made it for my party starter.
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INGREDIENTS :

Macroni Pasta500gm
Mixed Peppers3Nos sliced length wise 1″
Cherry Tomato10 Nos
Onion1 nos sliced lengthwise 1″
Black Olives1/2 cup
Olive Oil4 Tblspn
Pesto Sauce4 Tblspn
Powdered Parmesan Cheese4-5 Tblspn ( as desired)
Italian seasoning1 Tblspn
SaltTo Taste
Black Pepper1/2 tsp
Basil leaves1/4 cup chopped finely( Optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the pasta by adding sufficient water with few drops of olive oil and salt in a large pot. Once they  are to the aldente consistency , drain the pasta in the vegetable colander and under running tap water. This will avoid the pasta to stick to each other.
  •  Chop the onions lengthwise and cut them into 2 . Similarly for the peppers.
  • Saute onions,bell peppers, black olives for 3 minutes followed by cherry tomatoes for 1/2 a minute. Just ensure they remain crunchy.Turn off the gas…Stir in basil pesto sauce.
  • In a big mixing bowl add cooked pasta, these vegs, parmesan powdered cheese , salt ,black pepper , italian sesoning and fresh basil .Mix them well and serve as a starter for adults and main course for kids. I havent used fresh basil out here.. instead used dried basil .

KITCHEN NOTES:

Do not half the cherry tomatoes. Do not saute them too long too.
This recipe comes right in time for Divya’s Show me your salad event.

Cheers

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Comments (24)

  • Perfect bowl of nutrition and perfect for the event.

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  • looks so lovely and nice click. dear….congrats on ur award!

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  • thats my favourite all time comfort meal. its so healthy and nutritious. love your way of making it…would try this sometime soon.

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  • congrats on your awards. Pasta salad looks fabulous!

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  • looks delicious! Congraz on lovely award!

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  • nice clicks.. i love pasta salad.. nice entry

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  • Perfect and healthy salad..can have whole bowl now..congrats on your awards!! thanx for sharing with me…

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  • Nice click..looks so yummy.Congrats on the award..

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  • Fantastic and tempting pasta, congrats on ur awards Sandhya.

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  • Comforting salad bowl… Too many fresh colors means healthy for sure!!! Congrats on your award… Its always difficult to do the catching up after a long break :)!!!

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  • Pasta Salad looks delicious. Congrats on your awards.

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  • Perfect Salad and Great Click! Congrats on ur award & Thank you for sharing it with me….

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  • Congrats on your awards dear !
    Pasta looks perfect, infact more than a salad this seems a wholesome of meal.

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  • great pasta and really filling..congrats on your awards.

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  • Nice click dear..Pasta salad looks yumm yumm…

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  • Wow..what a beautiful bowl of pasta…hey congrats for your awards..

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  • Lovely bowl of pasta salad…looks yumm.

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  • Hearty congratulations on ur award!

    Yummy and healthy salad, looks excellent too!!!

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  • wonderful bowl of pasta…my daughter's fav I love olives too…:-)
    Congrats on your awards Sandy !

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  • Congrats!!!!!!!!!!Healthy salad nice pic:)

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  • Congrats on your awards and thanks for dropping by! Wonderful and yummy bowl of pasta! Following your lovely space:)

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  • wow wonderful salad in cute bowl… I can finish the whole bowl… so colorful and healthy. And congrats on ur award dear..

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  • Congrats!!pasta salad looks delicious.

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  • Healthy and colourful salad 🙂

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