Pasta Salad

This salad is made with Orecchiette, small ear-shaped pasta. If this is not available, you may make this with any short pasta.  This salad tastes great and children simply love it.




2 cups/250g Orecchiette or any short pasta

2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

1 medium beetroot, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch/1-cm cubes and steamed until tender

1 small carrot, peeled and grated

1 small cucumber, peeled and finely chopped

1 small onion, finely sliced

Salt to taste

Ground black peppercorns to taste

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Grated mozzarella cheese to garnish (optional)



  1. Cook the pasta following the instructions on the packet. Drain the water. Add the oil and toss to combine. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. When ready to serve, combine the pasta with the remaining ingredients except the garnishes.
  3. Serve garnished with the coriander leaves and mozzarella if using.

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