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White Pasta Salad

White Pasta Salad

Smooth pasta ribbons smothered in a rich and creamy white sauce.

Ingredients :
-> 200 gm taglietti pasta, boiled with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp olive oil till al dente

For the White Sauce:
-> 4 Tbsp butter
-> 1 cup flour
-> 3/4th cup cream
-> Salt, to taste
-> Black pepper, to taste
White Pasta Salad
Method :

-> Boil the pasta. Drain and keep aside.

-> In a pan add butter. Once it melts add the flour and mix continuously without forming lumps. Saute for 2 minutes.

-> Add cream, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

-> Add the boiled pasta. Mix well.

-> Serve.

Pasta Salad With Tuna Mayonnaise

Pasta salad with tuna mayonnaise

Ingredients
• 225g (8oz) pasta, such as spirali, penne or shells
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 200g (7oz) tin tuna
• 2 tablespoons capers or 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
• 150ml (1/4pt) mayonnaise
• 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
• 1 (5cm) piece cucumber
• 85g (3oz) tinned sweetcorn
• juice of 1/2 a lemon
• 2 hard boiled eggs, quartered
Method
1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 10-12 minutes. Drain well in a colander. Place the pasta in a large mixing bowl and toss well with the olive oil.
2. Drain the tuna and use a fork to roughly break it into flakes. Put the tuna into a blender or food processor. Add the lemon juice to taste, capers or wine vinegar, and mayonnaise and blend together until smooth and creamy. Add to the pasta and stir together until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
3. De-seed the pepper and then finely dice. Finely dice the cucumber without removing the skin.
4. Add the pepper, cucumber and sweet corn to the pasta and toss together. Spoon into a serving dish.
5. Remove the shell from the hard-boiled eggs and cut into quarters. Arrange the wedges decoratively over the salad, and then serve.