“Pasta salad” this is really a new recipe to me. I have never tried any pasta salad dishes before, until I’ve found a book of ‘Salads’ of Elena Balashova. I’ve really got tempted to try some more recipes from this book. With a few ingredients this salad tastes Scrumptious. This pasta salad is a very good choice for a light meal. Eating at least five serving of vegetables everyday will reduced risk of developing many diseases. Olive oil is good for heart and helps to reduce levels of obesity.

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Fusilli/spiral Pasta 250g
Tomatoes 350g (Diced)
Garlic 4 cloves (Finely sliced)
Basil Leaves 1 TBS (Torn)
Dried Oregano 1/2 TSP
Black Pepper ½ TSP (Freshly ground)
Salt ½  TSP or to taste
Olive Oil 35 ml

How I made it:-

  • Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water as per cooking instruction of Pasta.
  • Drain and rinse under cold running water.
  • Drain again and dry on a clean kitchen towel.
  • Heat a frying pan and add one tablespoon of olive oil and fry the garlic and tomatoes for 30 seconds. Do not burn the garlic.

  • Mix the tomatoes, garlic, basil leaves, and oregano with remaining olive oil in a large bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the pasta to the bowl tomato mixture and toss well.
  • Serve immediately.