Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad..

Kids love pasta,dont they??and especially when the pasta shapes are so attractive to catch their attention,needless to say!!
I would like to share a simple pasta salad recipe which is very easy to make as well as please your kid's lunch menu!!
Here it goes:


Piccolini mini wheels pasta:1 cup

Water-3 cups

Extra virgin olive oil-2 tbsp

Frozen peas and carrot-1/2 cup

Cherry tomatoes-halved-1/2 cup

Grated Mozzarella or Parmesan Cheese-1/4 cup

Freshly ground pepper and Salt to taste

lemon Juice-few drops


1.Bring 3 cups of water to boil and add the pasta to it.

2.Cook for about five mins with salt and one tbsp of olive oil.

3.The pasta should be cooked to al dente.

4.Drain and set aside.

5.Cook the frozen peas and carrot in boiling water for about 3 mins and drain.

6.Heat the reamining olive oil in a skillet and add the cooked pasta,peas and carrots,tomatoes and cheese and give it a good toss..

7.Season it some salt and pepper..

8.Remove from heat and add the grated cheese..

9.Transfer the pasta to a bowl.cover and refrigerate till its ready to be served..

10.This also serves as a great salad during parties and other occasions..

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