Nutritious Salad – Tiranga Tossed Pasta Salad

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A fusion salad with pasta, greens, beans and crunchy vegetables

Ingredients:

For the base of the salad:
Assorted lettuce leaves – 1 cup

For the body of the salad:
Tricolored pasta – 2 cups boiled
Red/yellow/green capsicums – 1 cup shredded
Tomato – 1 sliced
Boiled beans/baked beans – ½ cup
Salt and pepper to taste
Purple cabbage – ½ cup shred

For the dressing of the salad:
Tomato ketchup – 2tbsp
Toasted sesame seeds -1 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Mixed herbs and chilli flakes to taste
Ginger juice – 1tsp
Mango pickle masala from (any brand of readymade pickle will do) – 1 tsp
Olive oil/salad oil – 2 tbs.

For the garnish of the salad:
Walnuts – 10 to 12 
Flaxseeds/sunflower seeds – 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Prepare all the ingredients for the salad
  2. Cut all the veggies, boil the pasta and refresh with cold water
  3. Shake up all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar
  4. Toss the pasta salad with the dressing
  5. Place on a bed of crispy lettuce leaves and serve immediately

Chefs Variations:

  1. Try using chicken tikka/ sliced seek kabab with this salad along with pasta
  2. Use tofu, cooked soya bean chunks, veggies like corn, beet, asparagus, water chestnuts for variety

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