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Cold Pasta Salad

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I planned to post only Pasta recipes this week and I supposed to post 4th pasta recipe today. Due to some unavoidable personal work, I was not able to post the recipes on time over here. I prepared few pasta recipes recently and they are in the queue to come on line. I’ll try to post them soon.

Today’s recipe is pasta based salad. I came to know about this salad only few years back from the menu card of my office canteen. The mixing would be done instantly in front of us and options of ingredients to mix with pasta would be given to us.

I always pick the below combination whenever I go for salad. It is up to you, to mix extra ingredients like tomato, capsicum, other boiled pulses and so on. Also, they used salad dressing instead of curd. As I don’t prefer salad dressing most of the time, I simply added thick curd for making this salad.

Basic Information:

Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2 Persons


Cooked pasta – 2 cups, I used Farfalloni Pasta

Cucumber – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Onion – 2 tablespoons, finely chopped

Chickpeas – 1/4 cup, boiled

Soybean – 1/4 cup, boiled

Thick curd / Yogurt – 1/2 cup

Oregano – 1/4 teaspoon

Salt – to taste

Black pepper powder – to taste

Coriander leaves – 1 string, for garnishing


1) In a mixing bowl, whisk curd along with salt, oregano, thyme and pepper

2) Add cucumber and onion.

3) Add boiled chickpeas and soybean.

4) Add cooked pasta.

5) Gently mix well without breaking pasta.

6) Taste and adjust the seasoning.

7) Garnish with coriander leaves and refrigerate till you serve.


1) Use any type of pasta for making this salad.

2) If you prepare, you can add salad dressing.

3) Add additional nuts and boiled pulses if you prefer.

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Sangeetha M

so filling and delicious pasta salad, great as a meal too…i usually make yogurt chickpea salad, addition of pasta make it even more filling n yummy!


Irresistible,droolworthy and totally inviting

Sanoli Ghosh

Inviting and healthy pasta salad dear. Instead of curd, we may use mayonnaise too. Surely try for this recipe soon.

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Never tried pasta in salad, would try it out.nice click.

Shama Nagarajan

wow..yummy and inviting


Try with mayo sometime…you will love it….best one for the coming summers….


I had this salad once at my friends place. She has used apples, sweet corn, cucumber, onion, mayo and pepper. That tasted good Uma! Your version looks yum too!

I am not a big fan of pasta! Once in a while I can try some (prepared by some one else, of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ )


very interesting salad and wholesome too

Vineetha Sush

I have never tried pasta salad..this surely looks tempting ๐Ÿ™‚


was just telling my hubby feel like havin pasta and here ur here posting it.yummm


Wow a must try for its health reasons… Perfect.. Bookmarking it…


super yummy pasta salad… chilling recipe


delicious pasta salad..

Vimitha Durai

Very healthy pasta, loved the use of curd


delicious salad


never tried pasts…it looks so filling and delicious…


interesting salad,I too just posted a salad recipe!!
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Priya Suresh

I can have a huge bowl of this salad, quite filling and healthy too.


so yummy and healthy salad!

Ruxana Gafoor

New here…healthy pasta salad..

Indian Khana

Nice and yum ..perfect for any day

Aruna Manikandan

looks delicious uma,
got to try this for my little one ๐Ÿ™‚