Monday, October 15, 2012

Pasta Salad loaded with veggies

1 red Bell Pepper (optional, you can also add other color peppers)
1 green Pepper
1 zuchini
5-6 florets broccoli
1 cup corn
1 cucumber
2 cups grape tomatoes
3 cups pasta( any pasta, i used Ronzoni's vegetable delight trio-shell, penne and rottini)

Kraft's zest Italian dressing
Olive Oil

1/2 tspn garlic powder
1/2 tspn ginger powder
1/2 tspn onion powder
1/2 tspn italian seasoning
1/2 tspn chaat masala
1/2 tspn black pepper
Salt to taste

All these seasonings are optional as per taste. I had all of them, so just took a little of each :)

I had this salad at a baby shower recently and I loved it. So I took the recipe from my friend Preethi.

Boil the pasta.
Take a pan and put very little olive oil and saute the veggies(peppers + zucchini) on medium flame so they don't leave water and they get smoky flavor. You can also grill them in oven. Then saute corn and broccoli separately.
Take the pasta and add veggies. I added 1  Tblspn of Italian dressing you can adjust it as per taste. Finally add the powders. Because of my love for chaat masala(thanks to Preethi my friend), I add it to pretty much everything :)
Enjoy the healthy meal :)!
PS: Also you can pretty much add subtract whatever veggies you want.


  1. thanks mridula for another awesome recipe!
    I love that its healthy, and its pasta... and the addition of chat masala..:)
    I sometimes eat pasta with pickle on the side ...and I enjoy that combination should try it sometime :)

    1. Oh woww never ever imagined eating pasta with pickle.. but will try soon :)