Thursday, May 31, 2007

Macaroni Salad

This is a simple helathy recipe best for the summer.Cool sald which is quite filling ,creamy with fresh vegetables of your choice and creamy yogurt used in the dressing which is best choice for one who are conscious about thier calories.

Shell pasta - 1.5 cup
Cucumber - 1 cup
Tomato - 1/2 cup
Bell pepper- 1/2 cup
RedOnion - 1/2 cup
Green onion- 1/4 cup

Thick plain yogurt- 1 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Salt and pepper - as per taste

1.Chop up all the vegtables to the length of 2 inches lenght and 1 cm thick.
2.Cook up the pasta in salted water untill just tender and drain and keep aside.
3.Mix up all the dressing ingredients and keep aside.
4.Now add all the vegetables to the pasta, add the dressing and mix properly to coat the pasta and vegetables properly.
5.The thickness of dressing can be adjusted by adding milk or water.
6.Chill and serve or serve at room temperature.


Asha said...

Sounds like Pasta veg raita!!Looks gorgeous,I will try.It's so hot here these days:))

Dr.Aparna S. Pattewar said...

hey soumya,
I tried ur macaroni salad...........& it came out very well.
very easy & nutritive also.
thax a lot for sharing this recipe.

Roopa said...

wow very nice you come up with unique dishes!

Bharathy said...

Love your posts..Soumya..thanx for visiting mine always with loads of encouragement!
Love salads..seems delicious with the pasta..
those swwet buns are called banana bondas in kerala.I simply love them..thanx for reminding me tye recipe.Will def do that almost forgotten one..:)

trupti said...

Hi Soumya,

This is a nice recipe, and so perfect for summer picnics, I love the idea of using yogurt instead of fatty mayo and such.

Have a lovely weekend!

Suganya said...

Pasta salads are my fav. Try having them warm with red wine vinaigrette. Out of this world!!

Seema said...

wow soumya,
So this is the recipe that your were talking about alda. Madi nodekku enagude vondari.

Cynthia said...

Hi, have not seen you around in a while... hope all is well at your end.

Pasta dressed with yogurt, that's a new one to try.

Sharmi said...

looks yummy. I have never tried this one before so no clue on how it will taste. said...


I agree with Asha's comment, pasta raitha! I love yogurt, so I will definitely try this out!




Prema Sundar said...

Yes it sounds like pasta veg raita as Asha said... sounds interesting and thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I tried out macaroni Salad..came out well..perfect for summer.thanks and waiting for your next post..

Vcuisine said...

The salad with our own dressing. This is something great soumya. I don't prefer the store bought dressings :) Viji

SMN said...

this salad so nice & tempting.. i love salad otherwise also..So this goes to my list. thanx for the recipe..