Saturday, 27 August 2011

Easy to make,Cheap to make- Pasta Salad

Today i thought i would make up a few batches of pasta salad. The kids love it and i always try and vary the ingredients. It's also pretty cheap to make. Aldi is the best place for the salad ingredients, tuna (you could miss this out if you are in a budget, i know it's shot up in price recently) and pasta. The pasta i used today was a mix of what i had left in the larder. I had small soup pasta bows (approx 79p, and about half a pack each of penne and fusilli)

For example some i may include:-


Pasta salad 1
Cucumber
Tomato x 3
Tuna
Red onion
Red Pepper
Black Pepper
Mayo (son likes garlic mayo)
I packet of pasta (but i was making a big batch, you could use much less)
Grated cheese

Pasta salad 2
This is simple yet my eldest daughter loves it.
Black Pepper 
Red Onion
Pasta
Mayo
I packet of pasta (but i was making a big batch, you could use much less)

Pasta Salad 3
Cooked mince beef
Chilli Sauce
Kidney beans
I packet of pasta (but i was making a big batch, you could use much less)

The good thing with pasta salad is you can add so many different ingredients depending on what you like and don't like. It's perfect for BBQ's a quick snack for lunch or even as a meal. It's easy to make from scratch. You don't need to be a whizz in the kitchen. Just cook the pasta, drain, rinse with cold water and allow to cool while you chop up the other ingredients. Add the mayo/sauce last and just mix. It even lasts for a few days if covered in the fridge. So what if it doesn't look all that "pretty" it actually tastes really nice.







I worked out this cost me approx £3.35 and will last 2/3 days. (Would of cost much less if i didn't add the Tuna)
Later on i might even get round to making some vanilla cookies! :)


2 comments:

  1. Hello lovely! Just started following you! That pasta dish looks amazing :)

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