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Pasta Salad with Eggless Mayonnaise Dressing

>>  Saturday, June 25, 2016

For the second day of  BM#65under Kid's Delight themed on Soups and Salads, I have yet another of my long standing pending dish, that finally saw the daylight. Meaning I cooked it as hot or cold as this morning. And it found its way here. However, this recipe has been on my mind for so long.

When we dine out for Buffet, the line array of Salads always caught my eye, though I never ever venture to pick any. I mostly have a long look at each of the dishes lined up for salads. My daughter picks up pasta, while Peddu picks up carrots or cucumbers and Chinnu always picks up boiled lentils. Their choices are very clear. They do not deter from this line of action.

I always check their plates and silently move on to starters. I am not big on salads or soups. On the table when the soups are served, if it happens to be sweet corn soup I might try, else mostly give a miss. Kids love nonveg soup and they give a try too. Given this scenario that I am not so keen and, kids are specific on their choices, this theme was tough for me.

Still, I remembered this cold Pasta Salad and wanted to make it. I made this for Konda and the leftovers found its way to my box as well. Must say it tasted so good. Didn't realize it will be so creamy. Next time will be making it including some lentils in it and more chilled.

Sending these to Archana who is hosting this month's Kid's Delight Edition, themed on Soups and Salads

Pasta Salad with Eggless Mayo

Ingredients Needed

Boiled Elbow pasta - 1 cup
Olive Oil - 1 tsp
Finely chopped onions and Tomatoes - 2 tbsp
Chopped Nuts (Walnut and Almond) 1 tsp
Boiled Chickpea - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Pepper to Taste

How to make the pasta

In twice the water, boil the pasta till done. Drain and let it cool down. Sprinkle olive oil over it and toss well.

Next, add all the ingredients and toss till well combined.

Chill until serving.



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Fruit Salad with Mint Lemon Drizzle

>>  Friday, June 24, 2016

For the final week of BM#65, I opted to make Kids Delight themed on Soups and Salads. Now I know I am not a great soup or salad person and given a chance would always miss it out. At least my kids like soup, so I have made some soups for them in the past. However non of us are big on those actual salads other than the simple Indian Version.

When I was thinking about what to make for the kids on this theme, I naturally wanted to select dishes that they will enjoy. I remember my SIL talking about Fruits salads all the time and how her kids love it. I wanted to experiment the same with mine as well and wanted to include some dressing as well.
Today's Salad is with Fruits. I got all the fruits that were avialble and those I like. I wanted to make as bite size cubes, then opted for this size. 

The drizzle is a simple version of a thin sugar syrup flavoured with lemon and mint. Mint used is ground and cooked in the sugar syrup and finally the lemon is added to make a clear dressing.

I used Mangoes, Apple, Pineapple, Watermelon, Pomagranate, Kiwi.

The colourful combination of fruits along with the drizzle was an awesome combination.

Sending these to Archana who is hosting this month's Kid's Delight Edition, themed on Soups and Salads

If you are interested in Homemade Sauces, checkout this Butterscotch Sauce that can also be drizzled over this!



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