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Summer Pasta Salad

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A great salad with penne or fusilli pasta and vegetables. Versatile and can be served as a starter or as a meal by itself.

Summer Pasta Salad

Note: image is for illustration purposes only and not that of the actual recipe.

Pasta – 225 gms (Penne or Fusilli)
Mozzarella Cheese – 100 gms, cut into cubes
Olive Oil – 2 tblsp
Brinjals – 1 cup, chopped
Carrot – 1, peeled
Zucchini – 1
Green Peas – 1/4 cup
Capsicum – 2, small, chopped (Red and Yellow)
Celery – 1 cup, chopped
Tomatoes – 1, chopped
Basil Leaves – 1 tblsp, chopped
Parsley – 1 tblsp, chopped
Oregano – 2 tsp, chopped
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 1/4 cup
Salt as per taste
Black Pepper Powder as per taste

1. Heat a large pan of salted water and bring to a boil.
2. Add the pasta and cook as per packet instructions, until al dente.
3. Drain well.
4. Add 1/2 tblsp olive oil and toss well.
5. Spread out to cool and keep aside.
6. Heat 1 1/2 tblsp olive in a pan over medium flame.
7. Add the brinjals and cook until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes.
8. Remove and drain excess oil. Keep aside.
9. Heat a large pan of salted water ad bring to a boil.
10. Add the carrots and cook until soft.
11. Add the zucchini and capsicum. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender but still firm.
12. Add the green peas and cook for a minute.
13. Drain well and rinse the vegetables under cold running water.
14. Cut the zucchinis and carrots into bite-sized pieces.
15. Transfer to a large bowl.
16. Add the peas, brinjals, celery, tomatoes and capsicums.
17. Add oregano, basil, parsley, extra-virin olive oil and pasta.
18. Mix well until evenly combined.
19. Sprinkle salt and pepper powder.
20. Add the mozzarella cheese and mix gently.
21. Serve.

Note: If desired, you can also use sweet corn and black olives.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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