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Super Summer Pasta Salad

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Super Summer Pasta Salad

It’s simple, easy and delightful! A great time saver, and can be made ahead!

Medley of colors and textures

Medley of colors and textures


1 cup elbow macaroni

1 small head lettuce

8 pitted kalamata olives

1 diced bell pepper, red, orange and yellow.

4 rings pineapple (tin)

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

Few sprigs parsley

Grated Parmesan, for topping


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the pasta cook it according to package directions.

While the pasta is cooking, in a small bowl, whisk together 2 table spoons of olive oil and lemon juice. Add mint powder, sugar and salt to prepare the dressing.

Drain the pasta well, transfer to a large serving bowl, and let cool. Add the shredded lettuce, pineapple , olives, bell pepper, parsley salt, to taste, black pepper and some chopped mint leaves.

pasta salad

pasta salad

Pour the dressing over the salad. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, toss lightly, and serve cold.

(Variations: spinach leaves, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and corn)


About spicerack

Full time granny, arts enthusiast, compulsive baker and a freelance writer! Practically a nomad, living out of my suitcase literally! Based in Kuwait, New Delhi, and San Diego!

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