Easy Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad
16 May 2024

Pasta, which is said to have been brought from China to Italy, is consumed in different ways in many parts of the world. Turkey ranks third in pasta consumption. This food, the main ingredients of which are semolina and water, is considered the main source of nutrition in Italian cuisine. Pasta, which is mixed with garnish and turned into a salad, has a high carbohydrate value. For this reason, it is recommended to consume it once a week. If your ingredients are ready, let's see together how to make the classic pasta salad served with main dishes.

How Many Calories is 1 Serving of Pasta Salad?

A serving of pasta salad prepared with standard ingredients is approximately 200 calories.

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Servings : 4 People
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Easy Pasta Salad


  • 1 pack of macaroni pasta
  • 5~6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 boiled carrot
  • 4-5 tbsp strained yogurt
  • 3~4 cornichon
  • 2/3 cup of boiled peas
  • 2/3 cup of sliced black olives
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 7~8 sprigs of fresh basil
  • Sweet corn
  • Salt
Easy Pasta Salad


  1. First of all, boil the pasta according to the cooking recommendation on the package, and then drain it. Set it aside and let it cool.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into quarters. Reserve a few sweet corns for garnish and slice the remaining pickles. Clean the carrot and cut it into thin circles. Remove the basil leaves.
  3. Mix the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
  4. Put the tomatoes, sweet corn, carrots, pickles, peas, black olives, green olives, and basil in a salad bowl and mix. Drizzle the mustard sauce over the salad.
  5. Finally, pour the cooled pasta over the mixture and mix all the ingredients. You can decorate with the reserved sweet corn and basil leaves. Bon appetit!
Serving Suggestions

If you are serving the pasta salad for a party, such as daytime gatherings, you can serve it with lentil meatballs or Turkish stuffed vine leaves.

Expert Tips
  • If you boil the pasta with plenty of water, it will cook much better. You can add broth to the boiling water for a more flavorful taste.
  • To shorten the cooking time, add salt to the water first, then add the pasta.
  • Do not rinse the pasta with cold water after boiling. Drain the water with the help of a strainer and set it aside.
  • Make sure that the ingredients are fresh. You can also add pomegranate sour if you wish.
  • You can add salami or sausage if you want.
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