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.


Ingredients
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.



Vinaigrette
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.

Note: 
- 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. 

24 comments:

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

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

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

    Sowmya

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

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

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    1. You can replace chives with spring onions..

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

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  7. the vinagrette sounds wonderful to complement the salad

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

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  9. yummy italian pastas so good my kids fav

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  10. Such a colorful and delicious salad.

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

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  12. Looks very colourful and delicious...

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  13. very lovely looking salad, this is beautiful

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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