Italian Macaroni Salad

My love for food starts with Italian food as I’m a huge fan of cheeeese, and pasta and yes pizza of course.. 🙂

So here I’m sharing my first Italian recipe i.e Italian Macaroni Salad. It’s so yum that I usually skip my lunch and have this salad instead. 😀

Now let’s have a look how’s it made

Ingredients 

For dressing-

  1. 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  2. 1 tsp lemon juice
  3. 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  4. 1 flake garlic
  5. 1/2 onion chopped
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. sugar
  8. Chilli powder 
  9. mustard powder optional
  10. 1/2 tsp crushed ajwain or 1 tsp oregano leaves
  11. 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil or salad oil

For Salad

  1. 1 cup boiled macaroni
  2. 1/2 cup soft corn kennels boiled 
  3. 1 capsicum( roughly chopped)
  4. 1/2 cucumber( cut into small pieces)
  5. 1 tomato( cut into small pieces)
  6. 1 carrot (cut into small pieces)
  7. 2-3 lettuce leaves or cabbage leaves
  8. 1/4 cup fresh cream
  9. 2 slices pineapple (cut into julliens)
  10. Pomegranate or cherry for garnishing

How to prepare-

  • When using cabbage remove hard portion of cabbage leaves. Dip in boiled salted water for a minute. Remove from water, now pour cold water. Pat dry & tear into big pieces.
  •  Put pineapple (after removing black eye) into pressure cooker and add 1 lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water into it. Remove pressure cooker from gas after one whistle.
  • You can also use tin pineapple in place of it.
  • For dressing grind (onion, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, oregano,red chilli powder, garlic, salt)

     

  • Add mayonnaise and fresh cream or soya cream to grind paste.
  • Refrigerate dressing to chill.
  •  Mix capsicum, carrot, tomato, cucumber, corn, cabbage,  pineapple pieces, macaroni in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle some black pepper.
  • Mix chilled dressing and garnish with pomegranate and fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve chilled. 🙂
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