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VEGGIE PASTA SALAD

mayurisjikoni
Veggie Pasta Salad is a warm, healthy, filling and delicious salad that can be enjoyed as a meal on its own. Loaded with veggies, one can use any vegetables of their choice.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Main Meal, Salad
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pasta uncooked
  • ½ tsp salt for the pasta
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ bell pepper any colour
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 cup beans cooked
  • ¼ cup olive slices
  • 12 baby tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt for the salad
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs dried
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes

To Serve:

  • 2 tbsp salad dressing or lemon juice
  • some cheese any of your choice.

Instructions
 

BOIL THE PASTA:

  • Bring to boil about 4 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the pasta and ½ tsp salt.
  • Cook the pasta till it is al dente. Usually the cooking time is indicated on the packet.
  • Drain out the pasta into a colander.
  • Get the vegetables ready for the salad.
  • Peel and cut the onion into chunks.
  • Peel and slice the garlic.
  • Peel and cut carrot into slices that are not too thick or thin.
  • Cut the bell pepper into half. Remove the seeds. Cut into bite size chunks.
  • Cut the tomatoes into halves.
  • Trim the ends of the zucchini. Cut into slices that are not too thick or thin.

PREPARATION OF THE SALAD:

  • Heat oil in a wide pan over medium to high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add carrots and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add zucchini and bell pepper. Add salt. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked beans, pasta, herbs, pepper powder, chilli flakes. Mix well.
  • Allow the salad to get warm for 1 minute.
  • Add salad dressing or lemon juice. Mix well. Add cheese and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Add any vegetables of your choice like cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, baby corn, French beans, etc
  • Use any fresh herbs of your choice. If you don't have any then use dried herbs.
  • Don't over cook the vegetables. You want them to be crunchy and juicy.
  • Add olives of your choice.
  • I used cheddar cheese, you can use feta, parmesan, brie, etc.
Keyword Vegetable Pasta Salad, veggie pasta salad, warm pasta salad