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Quick and Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes For Your Next Brunch

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For brunch, we always prefer a meal that is neither light nor heavy. Some might find a green salad too light, but a pasta dish too heavy. Combine these two dishes and you have the perfect brunch menu – one that will satisfy your appetite just right!

Here are 3 quick and healthy pasta recipes that are perfect for brunch:

Italian-style cold pasta salad

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What you need:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes

  • 2 cucumbers, chopped

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1 3/4 cups rotini pasta

  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing

  • 3/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced

Cook the rotini pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted water according to package directions until al dente. Drain the noodles in a colander and place in the sink under cold running water to cool. When ready, toss together rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, black olives, and Italian salad dressing in a large salad bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Delicious mac tuna salad

What you need:

  • 3 cups macaroni

  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 can tuna, drained

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cook macaroni al dente according to package directions. Drain and add to a large salad bowl along with the Italian salad dressing. Stir to coat the noodles in the dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When done, add the celery, onion, tuna, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper to the bowl. Mix ingredients well. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

BLT joy

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg sliced ​​bacon

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 cups medium clam pasta

  • 1 1/2 cups light ranch-style salad dressing

Cook the noodles al dente according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold running water and set aside. Fry the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crispy. Remove from the stove and drain on kitchen paper. In a large salad bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, and ranch-style salad dressing. Place the cooked food and pasta in the bowl and brush with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to overnight. Crumble the bacon over the pasta salad before serving.

If you’re looking to enjoy a quick yet healthy pasta salad for your next brunch, any of these recipes are sure to get your approval!

Thanks to Adrian T. Cheng

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