Herbal Macaroni Salad

Herbal Macaroni Salad

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This cold salad makes a beautiful dish on a lunch buffet table. Cooked fusilli is tossed in with broccoli, mushroom, asparagus and lettuce. Top it up with cherry tomatoes and a thick cream-curd dressing for a soft’n’crunchy salad.

Herbal Macaroni Salad recipe - How to make Herbal Macaroni Salad

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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1 1/2 cups cooked fusilli
4 cups iceberg lettuce , torn into pieces
1/2 cup broccoli florets , blanched
1/4 cup dried mushrooms , soaked in lukewarm
4 to 6 asparagus , cut into pieces , blanched
4 cherry tomatoes , halved

To Be Mixed Into A Dressing
1/4 cup thick fresh curds (dahi)
1/2 cup cream
4 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens
2 tbsp finely chopped celery
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste

  1. Drain and discard the water in which the mushrooms had been soaked.
  2. Combine all the ingredients including the musharooms in a large bowl and chill.
  3. Just before seving, add the dressing and toss the salad well.
  4. Serve immediately.

  1. Approx. 1 cup of fusilli will give you 1½ cups of cooked fusilli.
  2. You can use any vegetable combination of your choice eg. baby corn, snow peas, carrots etc.
  3. After you blanch the vegetables, immerse them in cold water so that they retain their original colour.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy181 cal
Protein5.7 g
Carbohydrates18.5 g
Fiber1.2 g
Fat9.2 g
Cholesterol2 mg
Vitamin A1249.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.3 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B32 mg
Vitamin C22.8 mg
Folic Acid18.8 mcg
Calcium121.1 mg
Iron3.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium62.5 mg
Potassium169.3 mg
Zinc0.3 mg


Herbal Macaroni Salad
 on 21 Jan 13 10:38 AM

Love this salad and dropped the cream from the recipe to make it healthier.