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    Anne's Colourful Pasta Salad

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    Lalaloula's Note:

    As the title indicates, I got this recipe from a good friend of mine, Anne. It is very quick and easy to make and really tasty, too. It's great for potlucks or brunch buffets (the recipe can be multiplied easily). I know there are many pasta salads on zaar already, but I think this one is just a little different. I hope you enjoy! Note: 250 g = 9oz; 200 g = 7oz

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 250 g pasta (such as spiral shaped ones, rigatoni or other short varieties)
    • 200 g peas (either frozen and prepared or canned)
    • 200 g carrots, chopped
    • 1 medium apple, diced
    • 2 tomatoes, diced
    • 3 gherkins, diced

    For the sauce


    1. 1
      Prepare pasta according to package directions. Make sure to splash it with cold water after draining it, so that the cooking process stops and your pasta wont get soggy.
    2. 2
      To make the salad:.
    3. 3
      Combine all the veggies and mix with the pasta in a big serving bowl.
    4. 4
      For the dressing:.
    5. 5
      Mix all ingredients and stir until well blended. Season to taste.
    6. 6
      Pour over pasta and veggies and toss to coat.
    7. 7
      Allow flavours to blend some hours prior to serving (you dont have to do this, but it intenisfies the flavours).
    8. 8
      Serve sprinkeld with some fresh herbs and some nice crusty bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 14, 2009


      I chose this recipe for the dressing because I'm always looking for alternatives to mayo for pasta salad. I made it with tricolored rotini, peas and tomatoes, plus diced red onion and green pepper--no apples, carrots or gherkins. The dressing is stupendous. I love the combination of herbs and the lemon juice plus mustard lend it a nice bite. Will definitely make again.

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    • on September 21, 2009

      horrible. Served this for a picnic and had most of it untouched! Carrots apples and peas and gherkins DO NOT go well together. I thought I would try it b/c I am open to new flavor combos but this was just awful. Sorry to be so harsh but no one liked it. I will never try something again to serve relying on the ratings - not my taste at all.

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    • on July 11, 2009


      Very interesting and tasty pasta salad! Such an unusual combination of ingredients with the addition of apples and pickles. The dressing was a bit tangy for my taste so I added just a touch of sugar. As the directions state, it's important to make the salad a couple of hours ahead so the flavors have time to blend. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Anne's Colourful Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (514 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 504.5
    Calories from Fat 43
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 10.8 mg
    Sodium 960.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 97.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.8 g
    Sugars 22.5 g
    Protein 19.5 g

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