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Well Dressed Pasta Salad

Serves
3 to 4

Prep
30 mins

Cook
12 mins

Studies show that if kids help you with the cooking, they’ll be more likely to eat it. So have your little ones help with this easy pasta salad recipe and they’ll be asking you for seconds in no time! Be sure to check out all of our other easy meals for kids too!

Ingredients

(we encourage you to use organic ingredients where possible)

2 cups small pasta shapes
8 cherry tomatoes
1 avocado
1 cup broccoli florets
1 ball Mozzarella or 12 mini ones
Small bunch chives, snipped

For the dressing:
1 pouch of the Ella’s Kitchen Smoothie Fruits – ‘The Red One’
3  tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Method

This easy pasta salad recipe is also great for parties, packing in lunches, taking on a picnic or packing up for a beach outing with your little ones.  It’s so colorful and versatile because any veggies you want to substitute will taste delicious with our yummy Ella’s inspired dressing!

1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions
2. Drain it and then run it under cold water to cool it down so that it doesn’t stick together
3. Put it into a bowl and drizzle over a little olive oil
4. Halve the cherry tomatoes and peel and cube the avocado
5. Cook the broccoli for 3 minutes in a pan of boiling water, drain it and run it under cold water to cool
6. Dice the Mozzarella
7. Add everything to the bowl with the pasta and chives.
8. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing with a fork and pour them over the salad Mix together well
9. Eat immediately.  Alternatively, you can add protein like diced up chicken or beef

 

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