Pasta Salad

I have a near total aversion to mayonnaise, unless it’s the homemade kind, and most of all, I hate mayo in sandwich fillings and salads. And who ever thought of making it the colour of shaving foam (how do they get it so white?!) and the even more unappetising consistency of wallpaper paste? Anyway…
Here is a recipe for a pasta salad, based on one we make at the Food Chain which is, thankfully, mayo free and therefore, more tasty than any other pasta salad you will probably ever have tasted (the crude picture really does not do it justice)! In the summer, I usually make one big lot and have it as a main meal for several days.

The basics:

Pasta
Feta Cheese, crumbled
Capers (as many as you like)
Spring Onions, chopped
Red Peppers, chopped
Cucumber, chopped
Avocado
Mixed Seeds

For the sauce, combine:
Lemon juice
Oil
Salt, Pepper

You can also add to the salad (depending on season and budget)

Radishes, chopped
Sundried tomatoes, chopped
Dried apricots, chopped or cranberries (taken out of a jar of cranberry sauce)
Yellow peppers
Chives

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One response to “Pasta Salad

  1. Yum 🙂

    Totally agree on the mayo thing. Ever seen a “Schichtsalat”, that ingenious 70s German concoction?

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