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fusilli pasta salad with mayo

creamy pasta salad recipe

This recipe will teach you how to make the best creamy pasta salad recipe with mayo. This fusilli pasta salad with mayo calls for colourfully refreshing veggies and fusilli pasta.

creamy pasta salad recipe

creamy pasta salad recipe

which pasta is best for creamy pasta salad recipe

Any pasta that has a lot of nooks and turns because they tend to hold in more sauce. In this case, I would say fusilli pasta. Fusilli is easy to make and holds in a lot of sauce which is perfect for pasta fusilli pasta salad with mayo.


Any pasta that has a lot of nooks and turns because they tend to hold in more sauce. In this case, I would say fusilli pasta. Fusilli is easy to make and holds in a lot of sauce which is perfect for pasta fusilli pasta salad with mayo.

tips on making this creamy pasta salad recipe

  • Never overcook your pasta. This leads to mushy soggy pasta that is probably going to mash in with the mayo. The best way to avoid overcooking your pasta is by carefully making your pasta according to the packaging instructions and by checking your pasta while it cooks.
  • Make the pasta first, refrigerate it, then add all your other ingredients to it. When making a creamy pasta salad, you need to make sure that your pasta is cold when you add your other ingredients. Adding fresh veggies to the hot pasta will ‘cook’ your veggies which will make them soggy. So, always make sure that your pasta is cold when adding your other ingredients to it.
  • Use a delicious mayo for your creamy pasta salad. The mayo you use in pasta salad will either make or break the whole dish. Make sure to taste the mayo first before adding it to your pasta. I would recommend using Nola Creamy mayonnaise for this recipe. It has the perfect balance of tanginess and sweetness. And of course, it is creamy, which is what we want for this recipe.
  • for a vegetarian option just add 125g cheddar cheese.
  • for a pescatarian version just add a can of drained tuna
  • for a meaty version add ham or shredded chicken breasts.


how to make this creamy pasta salad recipe or otherwise known as fusilli pasta salad with mayo:

1)Start off by making your pasta according to the packaging instructions. Make sure you do not overcook your pasta. Your pasta should be just done and al dente. Once your pasta is done, drain it and refrigerate your pasta.

2)prepare your vegetables by washing and chopping them all into small bite-sized pieces. The vegetables needed are cucumber, red pepper, tomatoes, onion, and yellow pepper.

optional: add cubed chedder cheese and chopped ham to your salad.

3)Once your vegetables are prepared and chopped set them aside and make the sauce. For the mayo sauce, you will need a good quality mayo and ground pepper, paprika, mixed herb and, garlic powder. Mix that and set aside.

creamy pasta salad recipe

In a large serving bowl add all your ingredients together and mix well until it is all combined.

fusilli pasta salad with mayo
creamy pasta salad recipe

creamy pasta salad recipe

This is a delicious refreshing creamy pasta recipe. It is easy to make and requires little effort.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
refrigerating time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 470 kcal

Equipment

  • sharp knife
  • large bowl
  • medium post
  • a mixing spoon

Ingredients
  

for the pasta

  • 700 grams cooked fusilli pasta make sure it is cooked in salted water that has oil
  • litres boiled water
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp table salt

for the vegetables

  • 1 large finely chopped white onion
  • 1/2 a whole yellow pepper chopped
  • 1/2 a whole red pepper chopped
  • 200 grams peeled and chopped cucumber this is roughly half a cucumber
  • 2 whole chopped tomatoes under ripe

optional but recommended ingredients

  • 130 grams ham chopped into small bite sized pieces
  • 100 grams chedder cheese

mayonnaise sauce

  • 1 ½ cup cold mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herb
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • make your pasta by adding your salt,oil and boiling water into a pot and place it on high heat. Once your water starts to boil add your pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes or until it is al dente and done.
  • Once your pasta is cooked drain all the water and place it in the refridgerator.
  • Chop your onion, peppers, tomatoes and cucumber and set aside into a medium sized dish. Lightly season your veggies with salt and pepper.
  • Make your mayo sauce by adding your ground pepper, paprika, mixed herb, mayo ,and garlic powder into a medium sized bowl and mix until everything is combined.
  • In a large serving bowl stir in your mayo sauce, cold pasta, chopped cheese, ham ,and vegetables. Mix well until everything is combined.
  • refrigerate for 1 and a ½ hours. Enjoy

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