May 19, 2012

Creamy Tricolor Rotini Pasta Salad

 Always I find fun to make salads. No matter what I have in my hand, it may be pickled veggies or fresh ones, meat or veg, Pasta or Tuna, creamy dressing or Vinaigrette I use to enjoy throwing in whatever available.. So here is one of our favourite pasta salad. Since I made this accidentally,  I have used very few ingredients. Usually I use a combination of yogurt/sour cream and mayonnaise for dressing. Though I haven't used yogurt here, I managed to make it creamy and taste the same. 

Servings:  2        
Preparation Time: 5-8 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Level: Easy

1)      Tri colour Rotini Pasta                       100 gm
2)      Lettuce                                               2 Leaves
3)      Olives                                                 10 nos
4)      Cucumber                                           1 small
5)      Plum tomato                                       5 nos
6)      Mayonnaise                                        2 Tbsp
7)      Black pepper powder                          1 Tsp
8)      Salt                                                      ¼ Tsp    
1)    Boil water in a large pan. Once water comes to boiling temperature immerse the pasta. Turn heat
to low and cook for another 10 minutes.  Keep it aside till it cools down.Or cook the pasta as per
the instruction given in the package.
2)    Chop the cucumber, olives and lettuce. Cut the plum tomatoes into half. Since I had no plum tomatoes
stored, I have used normal  tomatoes (de-seeded).
3)    Mix pepper powder and salt with the mayonnaise.
4)    Combine all the vegetables and mayonnaise dressing with the pasta and mix gently. 


1)      If you want meat in your salad add chopped bacon, ham or any sausages. 
2)      I have used green olives. For colorful salad use black olives instead.
3)     If you are gonna mix yogurt/sour cream with mayonnaise, only add half the quantity of 
mayonnaise mentioned here.

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  1. Delicious n colorful pasta salad, looks so creamy n yummy.

  2. pasta salad looks so delicious. i am feeling hungry now

  3. Lovely dish

  4. looks delishh & absolutely mouthwatery..
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