Make This Healthy Pasta Salad At Home To Add Some Italian Touch To Your Diet

Salad is really helpful when you are following a diet, but it can get really boring if you are not adding the right ingredients. But if you master the ingredients, you can serve some gourmet salad right at your table. That is why food blogger and photographer Shreya has made this beautiful Italian salad that you can easily add to your diet.

Shreya hails from Odisha and through her Instagram handle My White Plate, she shares healthy and delicious recipes to suit your diet. This pasta salad recipe is made with one of the highest quality Fusilli from La Molisana and the organic sesame oil from Praakritik. You can get these healthy ingredients delivered to your doorstep from Wellcurve’s online store. And if you want to go gluten-free, this pasta recipe is well suited for your need.

So, let’s try it in your kitchen for an Italian experience. 

Healthy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • Water- 2 and ½ cups
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Fusilli pasta- 1 cup

For the dressing:

  • Mayonnaise- 3 tsp 
  • Sesame oil- ½ tsp 
  • Mixed herbs- 1 tsp 
  • Black pepper- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp 
  • Garlic powder- ¼ tsp 
  • Sugar- ¼ tsp 
  • Lemon juice- ½ tsp 
  • Water- If needed

Vegetables and add-ons:

  • Cherry tomatoes- 5-6 c
  • Sweet corn- ¼ cup 
  • Medium onion- 2 
  • Capsicum- 4 tbsp 
  • Cucumber- 1/4 cup 
  • Boiled chickpeas- ¼ cup 

Method

  1. Place a cooking pan on the heat and pour 2 and a half cups of water into it. Add ½ teaspoon salt, 1 tsp sesame oil into the water and let it come to a boil. 
  2. Once the water starts boiling, put 1 cup of Fusilli pasta into it and let it boil well for about 15 mins. Once it’s boiled, strain the water and keep the pasta aside. 
  3. For the dressing, add the mayonnaise, sesame oil, mixed herbs, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, sugar, and lemon juice to a bowl and give it a good mix until all the ingredients are mixed well together. If you need a fluid-like consistency, add little water to it. 
  4. It’s time for all the veggies to be added in a big bowl along with the boiled chickpeas. Now pour the entire dressing on the veggies and add the boiled pasta as well. 
  5. It’s time to give the entire salad a good mix so that the dressing can be smeared with every ingredient. Once it’s mixed well, your Italian salad is ready to be served.

You can also add the veggies of your choice to this salad anytime and customize your Italian salad recipe! This dish is completely suitable for vegetarians if you use the veg mayonnaise. This is a very quick recipe and it will take around 20 to 30 minutes to make this at your home. 

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