Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Italian Pasta Salad

Last week this time we were experiencing high temps, but today to our surprise the temperature has taken down lane & it's all pleasant and cool. Keeping the temps aside last few days have been very busy. I was feeling so lazy to resume things where I have stopped. Decided to make myself useful I took cooking as my option. With the cool temps & being rejuvenated I decided to bake some goodies for my coming post. 
For todays post I went front & back with different options & later settled on this salad. This salad is easy to make & keeps you full. Try making it & I'm sure you will enjoy it.

1 Cup cooked pasta 
1/2 Cup corn 
1/2 Cup grated carrot 
2 Tbs. chives 
2 Tbs. scallions
1 Tsp. oil
For Honey Lime Vinaigrette
1/4 cup lime juice 
2 Tbs. honey 
1 Tbs. olive oil 
1 Tsp. black pepper powder 
Salt for taste

For cooked pasta follow the packet instructions. Generally I take a vessel full of water & the vessel size depends on the quantity of pasta. So bring water to boil with pinch of salt. To that add the pasta & cook it. After 10mins check if the pasta is cooked. Switch off heat & strain the pasta. 
Heat a pan with oil. Once it's hot add the corn & saute it till corn fry's well as above. Now switch off heat & keep aside.

In another bowl add lime juice, honey, olive oil, pepper powder & salt. Whisk together & keep aside.
Making Salad 
Take a bowl to that add cooked pasta, corn, carrots, chives & scallions. Now add the vinaigrette to bowl & mix them well.

Serve as a side with lasagna or as you wish.
***My Hubby finished the whole bowl & demands for more.. :)
His comments are it's spicy,sweet & yum.

- The vinaigrette I used was yummy. If you like to play around you can use any other vinaigrette.  
- Add more veggies for more healthier salad. 


  1. i love pasta salads with italian seasoning :) lovely combo's and colorful salad looks so inviting dear :)

  2. I am forever looking for new salad recipes...this one looks great with such wonderful flavors.

  3. so healthy and delicious salad!!! looks very appealing!!


  4. Filling and rich pasta salad ! Lovely clicks too..

  5. any substitute for chives? we don't get them here.

    1. You can replace chives with spring onions..

  6. Sounds my kind of salads with loads of veggies and pasta, very colourful.

  7. the vinagrette sounds wonderful to complement the salad

  8. pasta salad looks super awesome n inviting cliks..

  9. yummy italian pastas so good my kids fav

  10. Such a colorful and delicious salad.

  11. Wow your bowl is way too tempting!..very lovely pictures and the salad sounds delicious..

  12. Looks very colourful and delicious...

  13. very lovely looking salad, this is beautiful

  14. VEry tepmting and healthy salad. Clicks are awesome.

  15. I love Pasta salads! I make a big batch during summer months to eat it on hot days :) Looks so colorful!

  16. The clicks are tempting me!!!!Awesome healthy salad

  17. Pasta salads are a healthy and easy lunch option!

  18. Iam so sorry I am sitting in the library and they do not allow pin it. This is a delicous pasta and I want to make it. Thanks a lot.