Corn & Peppers Pasta Salad

Once in a while you feel like having something fresh and light yet delicious! These are the times that call for a pasta salad.. Its light easy to make and packed with nutrients and even so it satisfies your cravings for pasta!
I used whole wheat pasta to make this dish even more healthy!
It requires very little effort and can be served as both a salad or as a main course dish!
I am still experimenting with various kinds of pasta salad and this is just one of those!
This particular pasta’s dressing is inspired by the southwest dressing i found on Yummly!
Its colourful aromatic and nutritious.. Kind of a perfect sunday brunch!

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Ingredients
150 gms whole wheat farafalle pasta
1/2 Red and yellow bell pepper each! Cut into medium sized cubes
1/2 capsicum Cut into medium sized cubes
1/2 cup corn kernels boiled with a pinch of salt
1/4 head of red cabbage finely shredded
8 leaves of iceberg lettuce roughly snipped into strips

The dressing
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Zest of one lemon
Paste of one green chilli
2 flakes of garlic pounded into a paste
1/2 tsp oregano

How to make it
Boil the pasta to al dante. Allow to cool!

Combine all the ingredients of the dressing in a jar, cover with the lid and shake well!

Mix the pasta and all the vegetables in a big salad bowl.

Pour the dressing over it just before serving! Toss well and serve immediately.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Ishita says:

    Yummy Divya!! Love ur recipes 😀 I tried this one too. Without the pasta…. Keep posting!

    1. yumelicious says:

      Thank you Ishita! Its appreciation from you guys that keeps me motivated to post more recipes… Keep cooking!

  2. Mustang.Koji says:

    This looks simply yummy… If I may ask, though… What is “paste of one green chili”?

    1. Thank you!
      I am pretty sure I have not used the term paste of one green chilli anywhere in this recipe, but as you ask, just take one whole green chilli and pound it into a fine paste in a mortar and pestle!

      1. Mustang.Koji says:

        I must be imagining it in my decrepit old mind!

      2. Its ok… Happens to most of us… I myself have ended up making dishes by reading the ingredients wrong…

      3. So sorry! Just saw the recipe.. I have indeed used paste of green chilli! Oopsies!

      4. Mustang.Koji says:

        That’s funny! 🙂

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