Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Pasta Salad

This easy Penne pasta salad is made with colorful vegetables and a seasoned mayonnaise dressing.


3 cups Penne pasta, cooked according to package directions, drained and rinsed
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, mashed and finely minced
3/4 cup mayonnaise, or more, to taste
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped red capsicum (I used all three colored capsicums)
½ cup cucumber, diced
½ onion, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped scallions (I used only the green part)
1 tomato, halved or quartered lengthwise
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
Salt and black pepper (according to taste)


  • Put drained warm pasta in a large bowl and toss with the lemon zest and juice.
  • In a cup or small bowl, combine the garlic with the mayonnaise and sour cream. Stir into the pasta.
  • Add all chopped vegetables. Toss to combine thoroughly. If desired, add more mayonnaise. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.


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