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Pasta Salad | How to make a Pasta Salad | Vegan

Pasta salad, a quick and easy meal with boiled pasta and veggies of choice put together with minimal dressing.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Asian, fusion, Indian
Keyword Colorful pasta, colorful salad, How to make easy salad, How to make pasta salad, pasta recipe, quick and easy meal with pasta, Salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Serving time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fusilli pasta or elbow pasta or farfalle
  • ¼ cup frozen green peas
  • ¼ cup ground nuts
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • 2 nos cherry tomatoes
  • salt to taste

Seasonings Suggestions

  • Cajun spicemix
  • Red chilli powder
  • Blackpepper powder
  • Chili oil

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to the package instructions. Take care the pasta should be cooked al dente.
  • Cook peanuts with little salt, until soft. Drain the excess water and keep aside. Add Frozen peas to 1/2 cup of water and microwave high for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the excess water and keep aside. The drained water from all this can be used in soups or in rasam or any other gravies. 
  • Now let's put the salad together. In a large bowl, add pasta, the cooked peanuts and peas. Add shredded carrots. Add your desired seasoning as per your choice.
  • I have used 2 pinches of red chilli powder ,a pinch of pepper powder and salt. Drizzled olive oil on top. Garnished it with cherry tomatoes and serve.

Notes

  • You can also add cucumbers, capsicum and onions to the salad. 
  • You can also use boiled chickpeas instead of peanuts. Or any other boiled beans instead of peanuts.
  • A tadka of fresh green chili can also be tried,  instead of other seasonings.