Vegetable Pasta Salad
Vegetable Pasta Salad is a quick, easy and healthy salad recipe. Made with read made penne pasta, green vegetables and yogurt, this low carb recipe is apt for pot luck and kitty parties. Pasta is one ingredient that you can use in a variety of ways. The best thing about pastas is that they do not have a taste of their own and hence they easily blend with any type of ingredient. The secret of making good pasta lies in its sauce. If you are making a main dish with pasta, ensure that the sauce is aromatic and flavourful. It is a good idea to use a lot of garlic and basil because they retain their flavour even after being cooked for long. If you are using tomato as the base of your sauce, cook it well so that the raw taste disappears. The various types of pastas, Fettuccine, Farfalle, Shells, Bucatini, Angel Hair and Campanelle can be used in your recipes. In making salads, you must pay attention to two things- the veggies should be fresh and the dressing should be interesting.
If you are making a salad for healthy reasons, take care not to put too much oil or load it with cheese or your purpose will be defeated. If you are craving for a healthy recipe, try out this delectable pasta. You can also carry it to work or have as your dinner. 200 gm pasta penne
2 tablespoon pesto sauce
1/2 cup green olives
3 pinches salt
2 tablespoon grated cheese-cheddar 1 teaspoon refined oil
1/3 cup yoghurt (curd)
1 medium chopped tomato 1 handful de flowered broccoli 1 pinch black pepper
4 cup water
How to make Vegetable Pasta Salad To prepare this pasta salad which is super healthy, take a medium sized pan and put four cups of water. When it comes to a boil, add pasta with a pinch of salt and one teaspoon oil. The salt is important as your pasta will taste bland if you add salt only in the sauce and the oil will prevent pasta from sticking together. Cook the pasta al dente or till it is almost done. Drain the pasta and rinse under running cold water. It will immediately bring the cooking process to a halt. If you feel your pasta is slightly overdone, add some ice. Now in a baking dish, combine all the remaining ingredients and semi cover with grated cheese. Bake the dish for few minutes so that the cheese melts. This healthy yet delicious pasta salad recipe tastes best when warm.