Friday, April 13, 2012

Summery cool Pasta salad

Its Blog Hop time again!I was worried i'll miss it because I just don't want to enter the kitchen in the heat.And the power cuts aren't even helping.I was more interested in posting something for BHW because of my very talented parter Santosh Bangar from Santosh's Kitchen. She has a lovely space with a wonderful variety of recipes.

I haven't done the recipe exactly like the original one.I didn't have any italian dressing in hand.So I tried something similar to this recipe.The salad dressing was super tangy and cool.My LM who's fond of pasta just downed plain pasta and dressing while i enjoyed it with the veggies and cheese.yum yum!!

To make this salad you need

Pasta any shape 1 cup cooked and drained
Cucumber,carrot,green capsicum,onions all cubed as required
Cheese any of your choice as per your liking (i used cream cheese chopped)

For the dressing
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Vinegar 2 tablespoons
Lime juice of half a lime
Rock salt a small pinch
Chilli flakes as required
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Mint leaves 2 sprigs cut finely
Garlic pods 1 pounded

  •  Pound the garlic and rock salt with the chopped mint leaves and mix it all with the rest of the ingredients to make the salad dressing.The original recipe for italian dressing asks for parsley i can't spot parsley in any of the regular shops i goto.
  • Mix the pasta,vegetables and toss it in a mixing with the salad dressing mix well.
  • Just before you serve grate or chop pieces of cheese and add to the salad :) 

  • Enjoy this cool salad on a hot summer's day :)

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