For brunch, we always prefer a meal that’s neither light or heavy. Some people might find a green salad too light but a pasta dish too heavy. Combine these two dishes and you’ll have the perfect brunch meal – one that would satisfy your appetite just right!
Here are 3 quick and healthy pasta recipes perfect for brunch:
Italian-Style Cold Pasta Salad
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 2 cucumbers, chopped
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 3/4 cups rotini pasta
- 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
- 3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced
Cook rotini pasta to al dente in a large pot of lightly salted water according to package instructions. Drain pasta in a colander and place under cool running water in the sink to cool. When ready, mix together rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, black olives and Italian-style salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Delicious Mac-Tuna Salad
- 3 cups macaroni
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 can tuna, drained
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cook macaroni to al dente according to package instructions. Drain and place in a large salad bowl along with Italian-style salad dressing. Stir to coat pasta with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready, add celery, onion, tuna, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, garlic powder and black pepper to the bowl. Mix ingredients well. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
- 1/2 kilogram sliced bacon
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cups medium seashell pasta
- 1 1/2 cups light Ranch-style salad dressing
Cook seashell pasta to al dente according to package instructions. Drain, rinse under cool running water then set aside. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until brown and crispy. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Mix together tomatoes, onion and Ranch-style salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Add cooked and pasta to the bowl and mix to coat with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to overnight. Crumble bacon over pasta salad before serving.