Pasta salad

Photo by Franzi

With the first sunrays appearing in springtime, also the barbecue season starts. And who cares about temperatures, when the smell of hot coals is in the air?  For me BBQ is not only about what lays on the grill, but also about what’s served as side dish. Today, I would like to present you one of my family’s classics: Our party pasta salad. Contrary to most recipes, this one is prepared without any mayo and therefore really light and refreshing. So enjoy!

What is your favorite BBQ side dish? I would be happy to know!

Ingredients: serves 6-8

1 glass gherkins (diced), 1 apple (peeled, cored and diced), 1 cucumber (diced), 1 onion (thinly sliced) , 500g pasta, 4 tomatoes (diced), parsley (minced), salt, pepper, 1 Tsp sugar, 2 Tbsp oil


Cook the pasta al dente and let it cool down. Combine pasta, vegetables and parsley; add the gherkin water (w/o the spices) and oil. Season with salt, pepper and sugar.

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2 Kommentare zu „Pasta salad“

  1. Hey Franzi,
    I was wondering on a similar note,, Pasta has been around for years and years and has found its way into many of the popular dishes that we now know as comfort food. What would lasagna or ravioli or even spaghetti be without our friendly neighborhood pasta. This is where it is normally found and in all honesty, it will probably hold this title for may years to come. But there is another way to enjoy pasta. A must more sublime and ingenious way, and a way more healthier to boot. What is that way you ask? Via pasta salad is my answer. If you are not yet a fan of this great form of pasta I hope to convince you of it. Let the journey begin…
    Great Job!

    1. Hey Billy. Thank you so much for you comment :)! I’m really happy to read that you liked my post. Do you have any favorite pasta salad recipes of you own?

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