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Simple and Delicious Pasta Salad


It’s a simple and easy pasta salad recipe and makes for a quick brunch or meals in between. It can also be served as a starter, warm or chilled.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 3

Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 125 grams shell shaped pasta or pasta rigatoni
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion (optional)
  • 1 medium size tomato (optional)
  • 1 small cucumber (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil OR ¼ cup chopped basil
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ or 1 tablespoon garlic chives (hara lahsun)
  • 9 to 10 pitted black olives, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • salt as required
  • black pepper powder as required (kali mirch powder)

Recipe Steps

  1. Heat enough water with some salt.
  2. When the water starts boiling, add the pasta along with the garlic clove and
    cook the pasta till they are done. Drain. the pasta
  3. To avoid the pasta from sticking to each other, add some oil and stir gently.
  4. In a salad bowl, add all the veggies and herbs. Add the pasta and toss.
  5. Take the cooked garlic clove and mash it in a mortar & pestle.
  6. To this add the olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper.
  7. Stir the seasoning and add it to the pasta.
  8. Toss and serve pasta salad garnished with some pomegranate arils.