Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad: A stylish summer salad made from ingredients representing the three colours of the italian flag – a sunny cheerful dish! for italians, the time of the year is important in determining which salad will be served. Vegetables, roots, pulses and herbs are always chosen when they are in season and at the peak of their perfection. The avocado chosen for this salad should be ripe, so that it gives under the pressure of your finger and the seed within is loosened from its surrounding flesh. Halve the avocado, remove the stone and peel off the skin. Slice the flesh lengthwise. Apply a little lemon juice to the cut slices as they get discoloured on exposure to the air. Add the dressing to this salad, cover and chill for at least 2 hours. You may need to add additional dressing if the salad appears too dry while serving.

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Makes 3 to 4 servings

Ingredients

3/4 cup thinly sliced avocado
3/4 cup thinly sliced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups boiled shell pasta
3/4 cup thinly sliced mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp chopped walnuts (akhrot)

To Be Mixed Into A Dressing
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients of the salad in a serving bowl, add the dressing and toss well.
  2. Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad is ready. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Value

Nutrient values per serving

Energy 400 cal
Protein 13.5 g
Carbohydrates 27.8 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Fat 25.7 g
Cholesterol 15.8 mg
Vitamin A 164.9 mcg
Vitamin B1 0.1 mg
Vitamin B2 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3 0.5 mg
Vitamin C 10.1 mg
Folic Acid 7.5 mcg
Calcium 197.7 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Magnesium 0 mg
Phosphorus 0 mg
Sodium 437.9 mg
Potassium 59.4 mg
Zinc 0.2 mg

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