Veg-&-Mayo Pasta

Veg-&-Mayo Pasta

Spiral pasta (Fusilli) and veggies tossed in a rich mayonnaise dressing, the Veg-&-Mayo Pasta is super easy to make at home. It’s a quick-make, yummy dish that’s loved by kids and can be served as an interesting side-dish for a small party.

Ingredients

  • Spiral Pasta (Fusilli)                                    1 cup
  • Choice of veggies, finely chopped                1 cup
  • (I used the classic onion-tomato-capsicum combo)
  • Mayonnaise                                                2 tablespoons
  • Salt                                                            To taste
  • Black pepper powder                                   Pinch
  • Cooking Oil                                                 2 tablespoons

Procedure

Note: You can use any pasta shape of your preference.

  1. Boil the pasta to desired softness. Drain and let it stand on a sieve.

Tip: After draining the boiled pasta, drizzle a little olive oil (or usual cooking oil) on it and toss gently with hands. This prevents the pasta from sticking to each other on cooling down.

  1. Place a non-stick shallow frying pan over medium heat and add cooking oil.
  2. Once the oil heats, add the chopped onions and sauté for a few seconds.
  3. Add the chopped tomato, stir and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Cook until the tomatoes release their juice and become tender. Then add the chopped capsicum (green bell pepper).
  5. Sprinkle salt, stir and then cover the pan with lid for a 3 – 4 minutes or until the capsicum becomes tender.
  6. Remove the lid and add the mayonnaise. Stir to combine everything nicely.
  7. Immediately add the boiled pasta and gently stir to coat it with everything.
  8. Sprinkle black pepper powder and stir gently.
  9. Turn off heat and transfer the pasta to a serving dish. Serve hot!

Tip: If you love oregano, sprinkle some on the ready pasta before serving to give it a lovely aroma.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 1 – 2

 

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