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Super salads: Green Apple Pasta Salad

May 06, 2014 10:54 IST

How to make Green Apple Pasta Salad

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Enjoyed the super salad recipes?. Here, reader Anusha Praveen shares sent us this recipe of Green Apple Pasta Salad made from macaroni and assorted veggies.

Here' one more: Green Apple Pasta Salad shared by food blogger Anusha Praveen.

It is an "easy macaroni salad with assorted veggies in a creamy dressing," says Anusha.

Here's the recipe:

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: Four

Ingredients

  • 1 cup macaroni pasta
  • 10-15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 green apple peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium red onion sliced thinly

For the dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 3-4 fresh mint chopped finely
  • 1 tsp vinegar (cider or white) or 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Mint leaves for garnishing

Method

  • Drop the macaroni into a pan of boiling water. Let is cook for about 20 to 25 minutes till they become soft and tender.
  • If you put the macaroni when the water is not boiling, pasta may take longer to cook. Also make sure you add plenty of water. Pasta needs a lot of water to cook.
  • Once cooked, drain the water and wash the macaroni under running water. This is to make sure that they don’t stick to each other.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients for the dressing and using a whisk, mix well.
  • Now, add the chopped veggies to the dressing and mix well.
  • Add the washed pasta to the veggie dressing mixture and mix gently.
  • Let it chill for an hour.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve with any bread or soup of your choice.

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Image: Green Apple Pasta Salad
Photographs: Courtesy Anusha Praveen