Cold Pasta Salad

I planned to post only Pasta recipes this week and I supposed to post 4th pasta recipe today. Due to some unavoidable personal work, I was not able to post the recipes on time over here. I prepared few pasta recipes recently and they are in the queue to come on line. I'll try to post them soon.

Today's recipe is pasta based salad. I came to know about this salad only few years back from the menu card of my office canteen. The mixing would be done instantly in front of us and options of ingredients to mix with pasta would be given to us.

I always pick the below combination whenever I go for salad. It is up to you, to mix extra ingredients like tomato, capsicum, other boiled pulses and so on. Also, they used salad dressing instead of curd. As I don't prefer salad dressing most of the time, I simply added thick curd for making this salad.
Basic Information:
Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 Persons
Ingredients:

Cooked pasta - 2 cups, I used Farfalloni Pasta
Cucumber - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Onion - 2 tablespoons, finely chopped
Chickpeas - 1/4 cup, boiled
Soybean - 1/4 cup, boiled
Thick curd / Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Oregano - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - to taste
Black pepper powder - to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 string, for garnishing
Method:

1) In a mixing bowl, whisk curd along with salt, oregano, thyme and pepper
2) Add cucumber and onion.
3) Add boiled chickpeas and soybean.
4) Add cooked pasta.
5) Gently mix well without breaking pasta.
6) Taste and adjust the seasoning.
7) Garnish with coriander leaves and refrigerate till you serve.
Notes:
1) Use any type of pasta for making this salad.
2) If you prepare, you can add salad dressing.
3) Add additional nuts and boiled pulses if you prefer.

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22 comments:

so filling and delicious pasta salad, great as a meal too...i usually make yogurt chickpea salad, addition of pasta make it even more filling n yummy!

Irresistible,droolworthy and totally inviting

Inviting and healthy pasta salad dear. Instead of curd, we may use mayonnaise too. Surely try for this recipe soon.

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Never tried pasta in salad, would try it out.nice click.

Try with mayo sometime...you will love it....best one for the coming summers....

I had this salad once at my friends place. She has used apples, sweet corn, cucumber, onion, mayo and pepper. That tasted good Uma! Your version looks yum too!

I am not a big fan of pasta! Once in a while I can try some (prepared by some one else, of course! :) )

very interesting salad and wholesome too

I have never tried pasta salad..this surely looks tempting :)

was just telling my hubby feel like havin pasta and here ur here posting it.yummm

Wow a must try for its health reasons... Perfect.. Bookmarking it...

super yummy pasta salad... chilling recipe

delicious pasta salad..

Very healthy pasta, loved the use of curd

never tried pasts...it looks so filling and delicious...

I can have a huge bowl of this salad, quite filling and healthy too.

New here...healthy pasta salad..

Nice and yum ..perfect for any day

looks delicious uma,
got to try this for my little one :)

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