23 April 2012

Cold Pasta Salad from leftover pasta

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When you boil pasta for a pasta dish, it's always nice to boil a handful extra and save it in the fridge. The leftover pasta is perfect for a chilled pasta salad when you want something light and refreshing for lunch or dinner. It's also a yummy lunchbox idea for your kids, no cooking required in the morning. Just don't add too much dressing that can make it soggy.

It's also a good idea to make this, when you are asking yourself 'what to do with leftover pasta' in case you cooked more pasta than required for dinner, which is always the case with me. I never know how much pasta to put to boil.

So here goes - quick, easy, light and refreshing, my version of the cold pasta salad.

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Recipe for Cold Pasta Salad
Serves 2
Time taken : Under 15 minutes
Recipe Type : Easy

In a large bowl, toss-
a cup of any leftover cooked pasta
a cup of diced pineapple
1 cucumber, diced
1 carrot, grated
1 red bell pepper, diced

Whisk in a small bowl-
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried crushed basil
Pinch of chilli flakes

Pour on salad and toss well.

Serve chilled.


Progna Sengupta said...

Hey! I always do it. Boil extra pasta. And my dressing is also similar. I use oregano instead of basil. I am not too fond of basil. 

Laavanya said...

Hey Nandita.. for some reason I was unable to leave a comment on your earlier post so here I am. I tried the cookie recipe (the healthy one), and we loved it... including the kids.. Thank you so much! :)

Pragyan said...

Becoming a new fan of cold pasta.. :)

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Tiyaharper said...

Hi, nice cold pasta and i try this it's very nice.......................

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last minute antalya said...

I`ve tried this recipe and i`m really impressed, it has a very good taste. My both child tried it and they like it a lot. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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Roman James said...

      That looks delicious. That is such a nice combination. I will really going to try this one. I am huge fan of pasta. Recently i order this kind of pasta from healthy food delivery services. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

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Pragyan said...

Love that you add pineapple to this - it's a new one for me, will try it out! Thanks! :)

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