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How to Make Pasta Salad

A cool salad made with Pasta and vegetables without any sauce.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian


For Pasta Salad

  • 1/2 Cup Pasta Any shape
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Medium Sized
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper Medium Sized
  • 1/4 Broccoli Medium Sized
  • 1 Cucumber Medium Sized
  • 1 Carrot Small
  • 5-6 Baby Corns
  • 2-3 Tbsp Olives
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Slivered Almonds Optional
  • 3-4 Tbsp Vinaigrette* See Below


  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Oregano/ Parsley/ Mixed Herbs


  • Cook Pasta in a large pot of boiling water, to which salt has been added. Cook until tender. Drain in a colander and let it cool.
  • While the pasta is boiling, chop all the veggies into medium size bites.
  • In a large bowl, put Pasta, all the chopped veggies, and Vinaigrette.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Cover with cling film and chill in the refrigerator.
  • At the time of serving sprinkle slivered almonds (optional).
  • Serve with love, soup optional.


  • Use Macaroni in place of Pasta.

For Vinaigrette

  • Put all the three ingredients in a small bottle. (See Note 4)
  • Shake shake shake.
  • And your Vinaigrette is ready to go into your Pasta salad
  • Make sure to shake the bottle again before adding it to the salad.This is because, when left for some time, oil and vinegar separate out again.


  1. Tastes best when made at least 30 minutes before serving, as flavors of herbs are absorbed properly.
  2. Adjust the quantity of veggies as per your preference.
  3. Mixed Herbs gives a very good flavor. In the absence of Mixed Herbs, you can use Oregano and Dried Parsley.
  4. For making Vinaigrette you can whisk oil, vinegar along with herbs in a bowl also in case the bottle is not available.
Keyword Cold Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad Recipe