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Pasta Salad

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Pasta Salad
Pasta Salad
Making a salad is a simple job but lazy me. I hardly make salads.
Salads are appreciated at my place so I should make them.
For the noisiest birthday, yes it’s my younger ones birthday I am talking about, noisy because she keeps on going on and on that it’s her birthday and she wants this and that. Keeps on changing her mind about this that becomes that in an instant, and makes me mad!
Anyway, we made this pasta and thinking not all my friends like pasta and the sauces that go with it I made this salad.


To say that the Pesto Rosso and this salad was a hit will not be an understatement. The least expected dishes became the empty ones much to my embarrassment.


Pasta Salad

Recipe Source: Foodnetwork

  • Salt
  • 4 cups shell shaped pasta
  •  ½ cup cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • ¼ cup carrots julienned
  • ¼ cup mushroom sliced fine
  • ½   cup mayonnaise
  • ½   cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 lime Juice
  • 1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 cup processed cheese, shredded
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 tbsp spring onion greens, chopped
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water. Add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  • Meanwhile in a thick bottomed   kadhai/wok add the mushrooms and the cauliflower cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Whisk the mayonnaise, buttermilk, garlic, parsley, half of the lime juice,   salt, and pepper to taste. Reserve about 3-4
    tbsp aside.
  • Toss all the   ingredients in a large bowl pasta with the rest of the dressing.
  • Drizzle some of the remaining dressing on top and sprinkle with the spring onion.
  • Cover and refrigerate the salad and dressing separately up to 6 hours.
  • Before serving serve slightly chilled.

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0 thoughts

  • February 12, 2015 at 3:20 am

    Very healthy and lovely looking pasta salad. Wonderfully prepared.

  • February 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    very healthy one!

  • February 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Great recipe… A very happy birthday to your little one 🙂

  • February 13, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Very creamy and tasty pasta salad.

  • February 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Great healthy salad.

  • February 14, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Colorful and delicious looking pasta salad.

  • February 16, 2015 at 6:25 am

    I can finish my today's lunch happily with this delicious pasta salad, well done Archana.

  • February 17, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    The dressing is interesting and the pasta looks colorful and creamy.

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