Colorful veggie pasta salad

Colorful veggie pasta salad - recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com
From time to time I love shopping at World Market, getting some good European chocolate always puts a smile on my face. But it’s not just the sweet treats that call my name, I also love their pasta selection. If you’re having a toddler try their Zoo or Travel shaped pasta. Eating time turns easily into fun time.
Over the weekend we went to the nearest store again. Now, while trying to decide between Travel and Zoo pasta I saw a bag of colorful trecce dell’orto
For those unfamiliar with this type of pasta, it’s made from durum wheat semolina colored with beet, turmeric, basil, spinach, tomato, carrot and squid ink.
I didn’t want to ruin the pasta with a tomato sauce so a salad seemed to be the choice.
Some fresh veggies and pasta al dente turned into a colorful and delicious dinner. I used some sweet cherry tomatoes, carrot, green onions and bell pepper. Of course, you can use whatever vegetables you like. I also used some Kalamata olives, but if you’re like my husband forget about them. I topped the salad just before serving with some freshly grated Parmesan but you can use crumbled feta or blue cheese or any other hard cheese.
Colorful veggie pasta salad - recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com
Colorful Pasta Salad
I used
4 oz trecce dell’orto
4-6 oz cherry tomatoes
1/2 bell pepper
1 medium carrot
4-5 green onions
few kalamata olives
good quality extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan
Bring some water to boil. Cook pasta al dente
Meanwhile cut in half the tomatoes
 slice the bell pepper
chop the green onions
and shred the carrot 
Mix in some Kalamata olives
and in the end add the cooked pasta 
Dress the salad with some extra virgin olive oil and toss gently.
Sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan on top and enjoy
Colorful veggie pasta salad - recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

Colorful Pasta Salad

Colorful Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 oz trecce dell’orto
  • 4-6 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 4-5 green onions
  • few kalamata olives
  • good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Bring some water to boil. Cook pasta al dente
  2. Meanwhile cut in half the tomatoes, slice the bell pepper, chop the green onions and shred the carrot.
  3. Mix in some Kalamata olives and in the end add the cooked pasta
  4. Dress the salad with some extra virgin olive oil and toss gently
  5. Sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan on top
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As usual,

Roxana 

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Comments

  1. aipi says

    Roxana- what a coincidence..I had pasta salad for lunch today but yours is looking gorgeous with the beautiful shape n colors..nice presentation as always!

    US Masala

  2. Junia says

    i love the different colors your used in your pasta, especially since they are mostly veggies!! :D thanks for the blog visit! :)

  3. The Foodie says

    The pasta is looking gorgeous.. its very beautiful and colours are eye catching…very nicely made too with addition of vegetables.

  4. Jenn from Much to My Delight says

    Oh man…that is some purty pasta! And how I miss having a World Market in my town. I used to love going to that store!

  5. Elisabeth says

    Roxana-These colorful pastas are always a welcoming change, especially in a pasta salad. Love the vibrant colors of the veggies, and the simple flavor.

    The only thing that for me, would be missing, is a squeeze of fresh lemon, or a touch of white balsamic vinegar, passing extra Parmesan, and a little more touch of extra virgin olive oil. Perfect salad to keep around in the fridge for a snack, or side dish. Yumm!

  6. Roxan says

    Wow, you're not kidding when you say that this is a colorful salad – it's so vibrant and delicious looking! Like you, I also like world market for their nice chocolate selection but I've never gotten any of their pastas before. I will definitely get some from there next time – I really like all their products so I'm sure their pastas are great too.

  7. Mary says

    What a wonderfully colorful salad. I love this recipe. You asked about the flour. A total of 4-1/2 cups is used. Two additions of 1 cup each and a final addition of 2-1/2 cups. I'm going back to the recipe now to see if I can make the wording more clear. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  8. Wendy Irene says

    Zoo pasta! I need to keep a look out for that. My kids would love it :) This dish looks wonderful. I love the colors against the black and white background. Have a fantastic weekend Roxana :)

  9. Brindusa says

    auzi, stii ce, pe mine m-ai innebunit cu salata asta de paste! Vreau si eu paste din alea colorate. Nu-i frumos sa postezi asa ceva si eu sa n-am de unde sa cumpar :)))) Glumesc.
    Delicioasa salata ta. Si, intr-adevar , bine ca n-ai pus sos de rosii. Pup.

  10. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels says

    What a beautiful and colorful pasta salad. I love pasta salad but haven't made it in a long time.

  11. Mother Rimmy says

    What a colorful pasta dish. I love the light ingredients you've used. I'm not a fan of heavy pasta dishes, and this looks refreshing.

    Kristi

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