Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable Lettuce & Croutons
Chilled summer vegetables like cucumber, carrots, bell peppers and lettuce which is tossed in with cold pasta & crunchy croutons and flavoured with vinegar and walnut dressing. Serve it along with a freshly baked Focaccia bread and Margarita pizza to make a complete meal.
The Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable Lettuce & Croutons is a mix of chilled vegetables with cold pasta and seasoned with a simple vinegar and walnut dressing topped with flavoured croutons makes for a cool meal option on a hot summer day.
Serve the Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable Lettuce & Croutons along with Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe for a weeknight dinner
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- 1 Onion , thinly sliced
- 2 Cucumbers , diced
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , thinly diced
- 1 Red Yellow or Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , diced
- 100 grams Iceberg lettuce , roughly torn
- 5 Stalks Spring Onion Greens , finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Black olives , sliced
- 1/4 cup Walnuts , broken For Dressing
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinaigrette
- 2 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- Salt and Pepper , to taste For Croutons
- 6 Bread slices
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- Salt , to taste
- 1 tablespoon Dry mix herbs
- 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
How to make Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable Lettuce & Croutons
To begin making the Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable Lettuce & Croutons, first prepare croutons by preheating the oven at 125 degree centigrade, cut each slice of bread into 9 pieces.
Finely chop the celery and blend with olive oil, salt and chilly flakes.
Pour this over the chopped bread and toss well to evenly coat all pieces.
Put in the oven at the lowest setting, tossing occasionally till crisp. (approx 30 min)
Boil Pasta till al dente. Once done, cool the pasta under running water and keep aside.
Chop all vegetables, cheese and olives into bite size pieces.
If veggies are just bought, wash them in ice cold water to make them crisp.
Put all dressing ingredients for the dressing in a small bottle and shake vigorously to make a homogeneous mix. You can also whisk with a fork to get the same consistency.
Once all the components for the salad are ready, toss the pasta and vegetables with the salad dressing.
Top with croutons, crushed walnuts and serve.
Serve the Pasta Salad Recipe with Summer Vegetable Lettuce & Croutons along with Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe for a weeknight dinner.
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