Monday, 19 May 2008

Italian Pasta Salad

2 cups of pasta
2 tbsp Italian dressing
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp thousand island sauce
1 cup mix vegetables (e.g. broccoli florets , tomato, celery and carrots cut into cubes, corns & etc)
1 tbsp Italian mixed herbs
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese powder

  1. Boil pasta till soft. Drained and drench with some olive oil.
  2. Blanch all the mix vegetables. Drained and let it cool in a pasta bowl together with the pasta.
  3. Add in Italian Dressing, Mayonnaise, thousand island sauce, mixed herbs and Parmesan cheese powder. Mix evenly.
  4. The pasta is best to be served cold. Store into the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
Tips which you may not find in your best recipe book:-
  1. If the mixture gets too dry, add in more dressing and sauces.
  2. If you run out of thousand island sauce, you may mix together mayonnaise with some Maggie tomato sauce/chilly sauce as an alternative.
  3. You can buy ready frozen mixed vegetables from supermarket. However, if you hold strongly to freshness as key to your health secret, you can replace with fresh vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower florets, freshly cubed carrots, turnips(yam bean/sengkuang), beetroot, baby corn or cubed pineapple and tomatoes.
  4. Serve in small glasses and it's great for parties!


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