Colourful Pasta Salad

Colourful Pasta Salad


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About this recipe: This vegetarian pasta is simple to make and everyone will love it. Pasta is tossed with tomatoes, yellow peppers and olives in a mayonnaise-based dressing. For the best flavour, allow the salad to sit overnight. Pop any leftovers into packed lunches.

Jeri Mortinson

Serves: 6 

  • 250ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 110g coloured fusilli pasta
  • 180g chopped tomatoes
  • 75g chopped yellow pepper
  • 70g sliced black olives

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water and drain.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, black pepper and garlic until well blended. Mix in basil. Add pasta, tomatoes, peppers and olives; fold gently until mixed. Chill several hours. Stir gently before serving.

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