Friday, October 14, 2011

Nutty Tofu & Shell Pasta Salad

Tucking in to a bowlful of Pasta and Tofu as a salad for the sunday brunch is blissful. An easy breezy preparation, it is light on stomach and very filling.This simple dish suits my lazy sundays and the best part is my kids love it too ! 




The only cooking here is the pasta that needs to be well done but not overtly mushy. I had refrigerated the pasta & tofu for a good 30 minutes before dressing them up.The dressing for the salad is a tasteful blend of lemon juice,garlic, pepper, olive oil and a spoonful of mayonnaise.You can add few olives to make the salad more interesting.The recipe is already featured on Honest Cooking




Ingredients
  • Shell Pasta – 1 large cup – cooked
  • Tofu – 1/2 cup – cut in to bite sized cubes
  • Walnuts and Pistachios – a fistful – roughly chopped
  • Fresh Mint Leaves – a few sprigs
  • For the dressing
  • Eggless Mayonnaise – 1 tbsp (I used store bought)
  • Dried Basil – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Garlic – 3 pods – grated
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Olive Oil – 4 to 5 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pepper Powder – to taste
How:-
Cook the pasta as per instructions on the pack. Drain it well and set aside. Mix the tofu pieces along with nuts and toss in with the cooked pasta and mint leaves. Refrigerate it for some time. In the meanwhile mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss well.

Just before Serving



Enjoy a very easy brunch or lunch preparation with tofu and pasta that promises guilt-free indulgence !




Sending it to Archana & Priya's FFNFF and to Kalyani's GFF - 100 days
 

22 comments:

  1. Love this easy breezy pasta salad. Nice one.

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  2. Looks super perfect and tempting.. thanks for the wonderful recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  3. Simple and healthy recipe.. looks perfect !!

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  4. Refreshing and yummy pasta with tofu

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  5. very interesting recipe dear, looks simply yum..

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  6. Love the recipe,healthy and yummy pasta

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  7. Awww.. I am drooling here priya.Pastas are my favorite. Good combo.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  8. I love salads & this one looks yummy..

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  9. OMG. so delicious. I'm not a salad person but this looks so yummm.

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  10. Lovely rec ...loved the dressing used:)

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  11. Seriously wat an interesting salad, incredible combo..

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  12. Tofu pasta looks delicious and creamy I am in.

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  13. Tofu-Shell Pasta Salad luks invitingly tasty.Luv it Priya.Thanks for sharing.

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