February 24, 2010 by Sandhya Hariharan
Browsing... thro every blog and catching up with old pending posts does show that Most of them had a blast on the valentines .Award showering is another beautiful way of recognising each other . Never realised that I have made 101 lovely friends , who make sure to visit my blog and write such beautiful comments !
Thanks Nivedita and Sowmya for the lovely award.
I would love to share this award with my newest blogger friends - Fathima ,Cicili Anthony , Mekalvijay, Manisha Chawla, Vegie Hut and Jagruthi.. Please collect them and showcase them in your blogs.
My lovely SIL - Gayathri living in atlanta shared this recipe of Pasta Salad with me and I made it for my party starter.
|Mixed Peppers||3Nos sliced length wise 1"|
|Cherry Tomato||10 Nos|
|Onion||1 nos sliced lengthwise 1"|
|Black Olives||1/2 cup|
|Olive Oil||4 Tblspn|
|Pesto Sauce||4 Tblspn|
|Powdered Parmesan Cheese||4-5 Tblspn ( as desired)|
|Italian seasoning||1 Tblspn|
|Black Pepper||1/2 tsp|
|Basil leaves||1/4 cup chopped finely( Optional)|
- Cook the pasta by adding sufficient water with few drops of olive oil and salt in a large pot. Once they are to the aldente consistency , drain the pasta in the vegetable colander and under running tap water. This will avoid the pasta to stick to each other.
- Chop the onions lengthwise and cut them into 2 . Similarly for the peppers.
- Saute onions,bell peppers, black olives for 3 minutes followed by cherry tomatoes for 1/2 a minute. Just ensure they remain crunchy.Turn off the gas...Stir in basil pesto sauce.
- In a big mixing bowl add cooked pasta, these vegs, parmesan powdered cheese , salt ,black pepper , italian sesoning and fresh basil .Mix them well and serve as a starter for adults and main course for kids. I havent used fresh basil out here.. instead used dried basil .
Do not half the cherry tomatoes. Do not saute them too long too.
This recipe comes right in time for Divya's Show me your salad event.