Brocolli, Peas & Pasta Salad

Brocolli, Peas & Pasta Salad

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Brocolli, peas & pasta salad is a crunchy , healthy and delightful tossed salad recipe with the boiled pasta shells tossed with blanched broccoli and peas. Add a hint of lime juice, oregano and salt and the nutrient dense side dish is ready to be enjoyed.

Brocolli, Peas & Pasta Salad recipe - How to make Brocolli, Peas & Pasta Salad

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Ingredients


8 ounces corkscrew macaroni or fine noodles , broken up
6 broccoli florets (about 1 1/2 cup)
20 snow peas tips and strings removed (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup salad oil
3 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 tsp chilli oil or several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
1 small cucumber, quatered lengthwise and sliced
2 medium carrots, julliened
1 medium yellow and/or green sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
3/4 cup thinly sliced radish (mooli)
1/2 cup sliced spring onion greens
3 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) or parsley
1/3 cup chopped peanuts

Method

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. During the last 30 seconds of cooking time, add broccoli & pea pods; drain.
  3. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly.
  4. Meanwhile, in a screw-top jar, combine salad oil, rice, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and chili oil or bottled hot pepper sauce.
  5. Cover and shake to combine.
  6. In a large bowl, combine pasta, brocolli and pea pod mixture,cucumber, carrots, sweet pepper, radishes, green onions, and cilantro or parsley.
  7. Add dressing, and toss gently to coat.
  8. Cover and chill for 2 to 8 hours.
  9. To serve, toss the salad again and sprinkle with peanuts.

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