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A colourful pasta salad. Serves 4- easily multiplied for a larger number. If you would like a bit more zing to this dish- finely chop a red chilli and add with the salad dressing. Adapted from a recipe found in "Healthy Food""magazine. For a gluten-free version use gluten-free pasta and mustard- as gf pasta tends to break up somewhat when cooked is best to be sure pasta is just cooked rather than cooked longer.
Pasta Salad Ingredients
- 2 cups tri-color spiral pasta, measure from dried uncooked pasta
- 1 red capsicum, diced (red bell pepper)
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1⁄2 cup corn kernel (can use fresh, frozen or canned)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (can add more to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
- Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling water, adding peas, capsicum and corn in last two minutes of cooking time. Drain.
- Place pasta into a serving bowl.
- To make the dressing- whisk together all the dressing ingredients or shake well in a glass jar.
- Pour a small amount of the dressing over the salad to coat the pasta. Refrigerate.
- When ready to serve pour the remaining dressing over the pasta and mix through .