The best way to ensure relaxation on the weekend is to make it fun-filled and appealing. Try eating colourful veggies with pasta, experimenting with nuts and dressings- just seem to taste better. Colour counts too- the brighter the better the appeal. Try this fun idea.

Ingredients:

Spiral pasta                        2 cups

Green capsicum                1 cup

Yellow bell pepper            1 cup

Red bell pepper                 1 cup

Cherry tomatoes                10

Olives                                    10

Almonds                                12 (roasted)

Walnuts                                  8

Vinaigrette dressing           2 tbsp

Method:

Steam pasta cooked with a dash of olive oil. Drain off the water.

Cut green, yellow and red bell peppers into 1” cubes.

Cut cherry tomatoes into two halves.

Cut olives into rings.

Mix all the ingredients and chill.

Add the dressing just before serving and mix well.

Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients:

Olive oil                                       3 tbsp

Vinegar                                         4 tbsp (white)

Freshly ground black pepper    ½ tbsp

Salt                                                 To taste

Garlic                                             2 pods (crushed)

Method:

Place all the ingredients in a deep bowl.

Blend well with a hand mixer.

Store in a closed airtight container.

 

 

The aromatic salad will improve your health and well-being. For extra fun, toss in some fresh fruits of your taste.

A creative and healthful snack is as close as your kitchen. 

Happy Weekend!