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Cold pasta recipes for a picnic

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tiffini Wed 10-Aug-05 17:43:05

What can I add to pasta to make a cold pasta dish for small kiddies??

TIA

kid Wed 10-Aug-05 17:48:01

peppers (baked in the oven and then mixed with lettuce).

tiffini Wed 10-Aug-05 17:51:55

Thanks kid not sure they will eat peppers though.

Anyone else?

WigWamBam Wed 10-Aug-05 17:52:08

Serves 2

2oz small pasta shapes
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 teaspoon tomato paste (or ketchup)
1 teaspoon wine vinegar
Half a carrot, diced
Quarter of a red pepper, diced
1 tomato, peeled and diced
2oz mild or medium Cheddar


Cook the pasta. Meanwhile mix the oil, tomato paste and vinegar in a bowl, add the carrot, pepper, tomato and cheese and toss to mix.

Drain the pasta and add to the salad, toss together. Allow to cool and then refridgerate overnight.


Or just make up a tomato sauce with whatever veg you have in the fridge, and throw in some Borlotti beans or some chopped cooked meat, then combine it with the pasta.

WigWamBam Wed 10-Aug-05 17:52:40

Ah - if they won't eat the peppers, then just add another veg that they will (mushrooms, courgettes, sweetcorn).

tiffini Wed 10-Aug-05 17:55:57

Thanks WWB

I was thinking sweetcorn, mayo and bacon, never thought to add other veg thanks

tiffini Wed 10-Aug-05 17:58:47

Oh crap I have just burned DS tea.

NannyL Wed 10-Aug-05 18:12:14

my chargs LOVE this pasta sald...

i just sort of chuck in some cooked frozen peas, cooked frozen sweet corn, rotellini (ex sp) (wheel) pasta and mix it up with mayonaisse... DELICIOUSE... and the wheels 'hold' the peas and sweet corn ttoo which is a bonus!

Millie1 Wed 10-Aug-05 18:30:41

Pasta shells or bows, mixed with chopped pepper (red), corn, mayo and sweet chilli sauce. Mmmmmm. Oh, maybe not suitable for kids though!!

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