WATERMELON AND PASTA SALAD WITH A MANGO PESTO DRESSING

Salads are healthy and the best way to beat the summer heat! Watermelon and mango are both summer fruits having their own nutritional value and of course hold their own place in terms of taste.

Well, I generally try to make salads with whatever is available at home and love mixing a few things here and there to create innovative salad dressings. The Salad I have presented here is just one more of my experiments which was a hit with the family!

For some more such salads, do take a look at the following recipes too….

  1. Burnt Garlic Veggie Salad
  2. Chickpea And Sweet Potato Salad In Citrus Dressing
  3. Watermelon Feta Salad With Walnut Basil Pesto
  4. Mix Veggie Couscous Salad

Here’s the recipe for the refreshingly delicious Watermelon And Pasta Salad With A Mango Pesto Salad Dressing…

Prep Time : 30 min

Cooking Time : 10-15 min (For The Pasta)

Serves : 2

Cup Used :200 ml

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 Cups Diced Watermelon (Chilled)
  • 1 1/2 cup Roughly Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cup Boiled Al-Dente Pasta
  • A Few Mango Cubes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • As Desired Crumbled Feta Cheese

For The Salad Dressing :

  • 1/3 cup Roughly Mashed Ripe Alphonso Mango
  • 1 1/2 tbs Walnut Basil Pesto
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 2-3 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

METHOD :

  1. To make Watermelon And Pasta Salad With A Mango Pesto Dressing, mix together all the ingredients mentioned under the heading, Salad Dressing and set aside.
  2. Next, add the chilled watermelon cubes, shredded lettuce, a few mango cubes, boiled pasta and salt to a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix well and add half the salad dressing and give it a good toss.
  4. Plate the salad in a serving bowl and drizzle the other half of the salad dressing over it.
  5. Top with crumbled feta cheese and serve chilled.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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