Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pasta salad with beetroot

In the last days it became very hot here, so I thought of making a chilled salad for lunch. This pasta salad is made with beetroot which adds a nice pink colour to the dressing.


- 1 lb penne pasta or any other pasta of your choice
- 2 cups beetroot, boiled, peeled and cubed
- ¾ cup frozen peas
- ½ cup frozen corn
- 1 chopped medium tomato
- ½ cup egg less mayonnaise
- Juice of ½ lemon
- ½ cup milk
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- ¼ Tsp. coarsely ground pepper
- 1 Tsp. curry powder
- Salt to taste
- Handful fresh basil leaves


Boil pasta according to package directions, drain and let cool.
In a bowl combine mayonnaise, milk, lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, curry powder and salt and mix well.
Boil peas and corn with some water till tender. Then drain and add to the mayonnaise dressing. Add tomatoes, beetroot and pasta and mix everything well together. Garnish with the basil leaves. Refrigerate till chilled.

You can also sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the salad.
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