Pasta and Vegetable Salad (Zero Oil Healthy Salad) Video by Tarla Dalal

Pasta and Vegetable Salad (Zero Oil Healthy Salad) Video by Tarla Dalal

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If you thought pasta dishes are always loaded with calories, due to cheese and white sauce commonly used in their preparation, have a look at this recipe – and you will change your mind. Here, a minimal amount of whole wheat pasta is prepared as a salad along with crunchy and colourful veggies, which not only contribute antioxidants and fibre, but also team up well with the pasta to improve the overall texture and flavour. Interestingly, the Pasta and Vegetable Salad is not drowned in an oily or creamy dressing; instead it is perked up with a herby tomato salsa, which gives the dish a real boost!

Recipe Description for Pasta and Vegetable Salad, Marinated Indian Pasta Salad

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Makes 4 servings
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For Pasta and Vegetable Salad
1/2 cup cooked whole wheat fusilli
1/2 cup blanched carrot cubes
1/2 cup blanched broccoli florets
1/2 cup deseeded tomato cubes
1/2 cup blanched zucchini cubes

For The Herbed Tomato Salsa
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste


For the herbed tomato salsa

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well while mashing it with a back of a spoon. Keep aside.

How to proceed

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  2. Add the herbed tomato salsa and toss well.
  3. Refrigerate the {span class="bold1"}pasta and vegetable salad{/span} for 30 minutes and serve chilled.


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