Healthy Pasta Salad | Vegetarian Recipe
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Healthy Pasta Salad | Vegetarian Recipe

Healthy pasta salad made with fresh veggies, kidney beans and drenched with the easiest homemade dressing you can ever make. It’s a quick lunch or dinner recipe that can be put together within 15 minutes.

Healthy Pasta Salad | Vegetarian Recipe

This is a vegetarian pasta salad. Made with fresh vegetables like tomatoes, onions, cucumber, carrots. If you like olives then you can also add that. All these colourful veggies make the salad look really appetising. And as they are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, it makes this pasta extremely nutritional. Kidney beans and ricotta cheese add more flavour and nourishment to the dish.

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It is a good option for both lunch or dinner if you are planning to eat healthily. This recipe is suitable for meal prep. For that, just mix the cooked pasta, kidney beans and chopped veggies together. Refrigerate it in an airtight container. Prepare the dressing, store it in an airtight container as well and refrigerate. Whenever you want to serve it, pour the dressing in the salad and give it a good toss. And serve cold. It will taste heavenly.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 5 min | Total Time: 15 min

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fusilli pasta, cooked
  • ½ cup cucumber, chopped
  • ⅓ cup onion, sliced
  • ½ cup tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup rajma or kidney beans, cooked
  • 2 tbsp ricotta cheese

For the salad dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 large-sized garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • Pinch of chilly flakes
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

To make the dressing, take a large bowl and add all the ingredients listed under salad dressing. Give it a good whisk.

Then to the same bowl, add cooked pasta, kidney beans, chopped cucumber, onion, tomato and carrot. Toss until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.

Healthy Pasta Salad | Vegetarian Recipe

Garnish with fresh ricotta cheese and serve.

Healthy Pasta Salad

A quick vegetarian salad recipe that can be put together within 15 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cold salad, Italian pasta salad, pasta dressing without mayo
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fusilli pasta cooked
  • ½ cup cucumber chopped
  • cup onion sliced
  • ½ cup tomato chopped
  • ½ cup carrots chopped
  • ½ cup rajma or kidney beans cooked
  • 2 tbsp ricotta cheese

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 large-sized garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • Pinch of chilly flakes
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • To make the dressing, take a large bowl and add all the ingredients listed under salad dressing. Give it a good whisk.
  • Then to the same bowl, add cooked pasta, kidney beans, chopped cucumber, onion, tomato and carrot. Toss until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  • Garnish with fresh ricotta cheese and serve.

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Happy Cooking!

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