December 8, 2009

Penne Pasta Salad

The other day, I was all by myself & I made this super easy Pasta Salad for lunch. This one is packed with nutrition & is very filling.

I am quite fond of penne pasta, but you can pretty much use whichever you like. I used wholewheat pasta, so the fibre part is taken care of. Next time, I might use tri-color shell pasta to add more color.

pasta salad

You Will Need:

  • 1 1/2 cups Penne Pasta - I used wholewheat pasta
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 1/4 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot - julienned
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 cup cheese
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Chopped cilantro - for garnish

How To:

  • Cook pasta as per package instructions. Drain & set aside
  • Blanch the vegetables till cooked yet firm.
  • Heat oilve oil in a pan, roast the blanched vegetables for about 3 minutes. Throw in grated cheese & toss to coat
  • Add cooked pasta & mix well. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serve warm & Enjoi !!!

42 comments:

Happy cook said...

Indeed it looks realy healthy and so so yumm.

DEESHA said...

that was so quick, happy cook .. Yep it really is healthy ..

Padma said...

Healthy salad.. looks so yummm

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy salad...nice picture

SE(Denufood) said...

looks very delicious and healthy!!!

Pari said...

very healthy and simple to make.

Laavanya said...

Now that's a salad I'd love to eat - fabulous.

Nithya said...

Looks way tempting.. should be yumm and filling too :) great click

notyet100 said...

salad looks good,..;)

Cham said...

It is like summer in bowl! Plenty of color!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

asy peasy lemon squeazy..looks very nice.

Priya said...

Salad looks colourful and healthy..

Usha said...

Looks colorful and fabulous !

Preety said...

a healthy one ..looks so yum yum good..

Smitha said...

Yummy! miss pasta :(

Soma Pradhan said...

Healthy sala...really colorful and presented well

LG said...

yummy..olle ootane agoithu bidi salad en banthu :)

Nandini said...

Healthy and colorful salad!

Prathibha said...

even we love penne at home...looks very colorful n filling..

Valarmathi said...

Yummy salad, looks delicious.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks and sounds too gud and healthy!

Curry Leaf said...

Colourful and healthy salad.I too love pasta salads and prefer them when alone.

Nostalgia said...

Looks healthy and beautifull.. love those salad tomatoes popping out of the pictures.. love it!

Dolly said...

Love Pasta in our house. Ur Salad looks yummy ,healthy and easy to make. Beautiful Click. First time here but will be following you. You have a wonderful collection of recipes.

Shri said...

I have wanted to make this every time I see this on a menu in a restaurant..It looks delicious Deesha!

Divya Vikram said...

I love to have pasta salad anytime of the day. Looks nutritious and fresh with all those herbs in there.

Red Chillies said...

Seriously, if a salad looked that pretty, I would eat it day and night forgetting the fact that it is healthy :-) Looks good Deepthi.

Chitchat said...

Healthy salad and a quick recipe. You sure have a nice blog space. Pics are awesome.

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jayasri said...

wow, that looks gorgeoous, i might omit the pasta, eat everything else their, not a big fan of pasta!!, but my daughters might like this thanks for sharing

sangeeta said...

healthy salad...and yummy too..

BDSN said...

Hey!! I have the tri color pasta in my pantry shelf and I was thinking what to do ..may be this should be the answer!!

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Uma said...

I love pasta!! looks so tempting. Yummy :)

PJ said...

very healthy and delicious pasta! Yes, a tri-color or shell pasta does somehow make the dish look more colorful and pretty.. but I have had no luck finding a whole-wheat variety of shell or tricolor so far; have you? This recipe is a keeper though with either whole-wheat or tri-color :)

Uj said...

Looks so colourful and yummy..

Kalyani said...

looks delicious ........

Sheetal Kiran said...

I am going to try this on the daughter :D Looks delicious with all those beautiful veggies!

Gulmohar said...

Way too tempting with all those colors..healthy and yumm :-)Beautiful click too :-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Tempting and yum...nicely captured....

Parita said...

Never used cauliflower florets in salad, must try :-)

s said...

looks like a winner!

Samantha said...

I'll follow your recipe to the last detail and hopefully i can have it done perfectly. 'll try it and share with my family.