If you ask any pasta lover what is their favorite pasta dish, Pasta salad is one of most popular pasta recipes that will be there in top few options. What makes this pasta salad recipe more interesting is, it is quite filling and that makes it a very satisfying dinner option, and that this pasta salad recipe is very healthy is an added bonus.
In our home, we love uncomplicated recipes that are easy to cook, take very less time and still pack quite a punch in terms of taste and health. So recipe like this which can easily qualify as one pot meal is always more than welcome.
You can easily double up the pasta salad so you can pack it in lunch box next day, and most ingredients are easy to find in the pantry or fridge, so the best thing for the unplanned meals.
You can use any pasta for making pasta salad, but my personal preference is always the one with lots of texture because the indentations that can hold the pasta sauce or pasta dressing beautifully and you get to taste more saucy flavors, Greedy? Well ! Maybe 🙂
So rotini or fusilli pasta works beautifully in this salad. Always Cook the pasta al dente so it’s firm enough and not the mushy or overcooked. I like the colors and textures of the salad because natural colors mean more antioxidant power but If you don’t have colored bell peppers, you can use green bell pepper as well. However, I would suggest to stick with walnuts and celery though, simply because of the taste and texture both of these add.
Usually, pasta dishes are laden with heavy cheese, or bulky sauces but not this one! This pasta salad recipe is completely dairy-free and loaded with the perfect combination of crispy vegetables and nuts with delicious Pasta.
In fact one of best veg pasta salad recipe that is an absolute family favorite. This tastes good as it is, but adding a comforting bowl of roasted tomatoes and basil soup is so good to take it to another level altogether.