Pasta Salad with Salsa Flavours

    20 minutes

    This is a great summer salad with the powerful flavours of chilli, garlic, coriander, vinegar and lemon juice.

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    Serves: 11 

    • 2 cups spiral pasta
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 red capsicum, chopped
    • 185g sliced black olives
    • 3 tomatoes, diced
    • 1 tablespoon diced green chilli
    • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
    • 1/3 cup lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon chilli powder

    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile, combine chopped onion, capsicum, olives, tomatoes and green chilli in a large bowl.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, coriander, garlic salt, lemon juice, vegetable oil, sugar and chilli powder.
    4. Mix cooked pasta with vegetables. Toss with coriander dressing and serve.

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    My husband loves this salad and repeatedly asks me to make it. I omit the olives and green chilies and add only 2 teaspoons of white sugar. I also add just one teaspoon of chili powder since 1 tablespoon is way too spicy for us. Adding a can each of dark red kidney beans and whole kernel corn and using a red onion makes the salad even more attractive. If it weren't for the adjustments I've had to make on my own, this salad is definitely worthy of 5 stars. Its a keeper in my house!  -  04 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was looking for a low-calorie pasta salad. This was the lowest I found and it sounded different. I was hesitant about only using 2 cups of dry pasta but it turned out to be plenty. I did add about 1/2 cup extra fresh cilantro to the salad. After letting it chill/marinade in the fridge for a few hours I've tasted it and think I will also add a finely diced jalapeno for some spice. It tastes really good now but I think I would enjoy the flavor of a jalapeno. Very good recipe.  -  24 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is such a great recipe for those work related potluck/BBQ's. I never have any to bring home!!  -  04 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)