This delicious and easy to make Cucumber Pickle Pasta Salad is a healthy and nutritious picnic food/lunch/lunch-box option for kids as well as grown-ups. Make it soon before the summer ends.
Hi there. Summer time equals outdoor time. And outdoor time calls for enjoying relaxing summer picnics. I remember my growing up days with my parents enjoying the summer break and picnic in a park. A relaxing moment spent with my parents is something I still cherish every day. Today I am sharing a pasta salad recipe which is good for such memorable family picnics.
Since we are talking about picnics, carrying a delicious meal to enjoy is a must-have. I made this pasta salad since it’s to make assemble and carry. I have a genuine crush on pickle cucumbers. I literally survived on those during my pregnancy. To my surprise, I have passed that fondness for dill pickles to my daughter too. She loves to munch on those. So I have mixed dill pickle with pasta and added some vegan mayonnaise. To give it a crunch and sweetness I have added an apple to this salad. The combination of tart flavour from pickle and sweet from apple makes this salad absolutely irresistible for both little ones and grown-ups.
This salad goes well with any grill recipes. It can be a great light lunch option too. I made this recipe keeping my 3-year-old in my mind. So I haven’t added any chilies or paprika to it. But you all can add those too while serving grown-ups. This is one delicious as well as nutritious pasta salad which kids as well grown-ups would enjoy together.
For enjoying this salad outdoors, just pack the salad ingredients and salad dressing in a cold box. Just add the dressing to the pasta and enjoy. This pasta salad is a great lunch-box option too for kids and grown-ups.
Let’s go through the recipe.
- 1 cup Bow Tie pasta shells
- 2 slices or 1 cup chopped pickled cucumber
- ½ cup vegan mayonnaise
- ¼ cup chives (chopped)
- 2 to 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Apples
- 1 tbs dill (chopped)
- 1 tbs (pickle juice)
- Dash of Garlic powder
- Pepper to taste.
- Start with cooking pasta according to the package instructions.
- For the dressing, in a mixing bowl add vegan mayonnaise, pickle juice, chives, dill and black pepper. Mix everything well. Transfer this to an airtight container and keep it in a refrigerator.
- In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, chopped apple and pickled cucumber slices. Add the prepared dressing and mixing everything well. Garnish these with some more dill leaves and freshly grounded black pepper.
This recipe was originally published at The Effortless Chic.
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