Italiano salad

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: pasta, Starter | Tags: , , , |

This oregano-flavoured macaroni salad is sure to please pasta lovers.

Cooking Time : 15 min.
Preparation Time : 20 min.

Serves 6.

Ingredients
1 teacup macaroni
1 tomato, deseeded and diced
1 capsicum, diced
3 spring onions with greens, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
For the dressing

vinaigrette dressing with 1/2 teaspoon oregano or curry sauce


For the garnish
5 to 6 stuffed olives, cut into halves
Method
1. Boil the macaroni in sufficient water along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of oil. Drain thoroughly, wash and cool.
2. Add the remaining salad ingredients and mix.
3. Put in the refrigerator.
4. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss.
5. Serve cold, garnished with olives.
Tips
With vinaigrette dressing take 1/2 teaspoon oregano or curry sauce.

CURRY SAUCE

Goes very well with pasta.

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : A few min.

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon curry powder

1 teacup creamy mayonnaise

salt and pepper to taste
Method
1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Store in the refrigerator and use within 2 days.
3. Whisk well before using.
4. Serve cold.
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