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Best Colorful Pasta Salad Recipes

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Best Colorful Pasta Salad  Recipes

  • 500 grams dry whole-wheat fusilli pasta
  • 3/4 cup of each cooked kidney beans and chickpeas
  • 1 cup of each steamed green peas and green beans
  • 3/4 cup of each steamed carrots, chopped as thin matchsticks and sweet corn or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups tomatoes, cored, cubed small
  • 1 1/2 cups black olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup spring onions, diced, or red onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced artichoke hearts, chopped avocado, or steamed broccoli florets (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of each tomato paste, soy sauce and fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 - 1 cup pitted green olives
  • 3/4 tbsp honey
  • 2 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 3/4 tbsp thyme
  • 3/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp sage

1. Cook beans.
2. Steam veggies.
3. Cook pasta.
4. In blender, blend tomato paste, green olives, soy sauce, lemon juice, and honey until creamy. This will be your rich and tasty sauce for the pasta.
5. Combine all ingredients together, adjust the seasonings to taste.

For a quicker, simpler pasta salad you do not have to add in all the vegetables.
To make beautiful red fusilli pasta:
1. Blend a couple raw beets in blender with water. Pour in pot and cook 10 minutes.
2. Strain out the beet pulp and throw. Bring the beet water back to boil and cook pasta in it.
The results are a dark orange to dark red (depending on concentration) pasta fusilli!Best Colorful Pasta Salad  Recipes

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