Pasta Salad Recipe

I don't know how many times I had pasta last month but this is a complete different recipes.

Today's recipe is pasta salad! It's flavorful and comes together in no time.

This isn't the first pasta recipe on this blog but it's definitely the first pasta salad recipe that I'm sharing with everyone.

We all love salads made in just under 20 minutes especially if that salad taste good.

With a pasta dressing made with a combination of mayonnaise and blue cheese salad dressing, this salad is beautiful and colorful.

This Pasta Salad is perfect for taking to gatherings.The ingredients are flexible and simple.

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Not only does everyone love Pasta Salads but they are easy to make . tossed with chopped chicken Viennas,bell peppers,cherry tomatoes, spring onion,diced cheddar cheese and store bought salad dressing. This salad is the perfect side dish . It's a flavorful hearty meal


Pasta Salad Recipe Ingredients

Pasta: The type of pasta you use for this recipe really matters because to some extents it defines how your pasta salads will taste like. 

I used fusilli. Macaroni,farfalle and rotini are also great options.

Vegetables: Chopped Chicken Viennas,bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and spring onion.

Cheese:Diced Cheddar Cheese

Dressing:I dressed the salad with a store bought salad dressing. It's totally okay to use store bought dressing. If you want you can make the dressing from scratch.I used Mayonnaise and blue cheese salad dressing.

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The salad is best served cold or at room temperature.

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How to make pasta salad

•Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add salt and a teaspoon of oil,then pasta.Boil until cooked but firm to the bite.When the pasta is ready drain using a colander,put the colander in the sink and open tap water. This will prevent the pasta from attaching. Close the tap and let your Pasta dry.

• Place the pasta in a salad bowl then add chopped chicken viennas, diced cheddar cheese, bell peppers,cherry tomatoes and spring onion.

• Top with a mixture of mayonnaise and blue cheese salad dressing.

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EQUIPMENTS USED

• Salad Bowl

• Wood salad servers

• Chef’s knife

• Bamboo cutting board

• Scrape shovel

• Peelers


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Pasta Salad Recipehttps://www.cookappetite.com/2021/02/pasta-salad-recipe.html Not only does everyone love Pasta Salads but they are easy to make . tossed with chopped chicken Viennas,bell peppers,cherry tomatoes, spring onion,diced cheddar cheese and store bought salad dressing. This salad is the perfect side dish. Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min .https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uF6P0Pma1SE/YCk8sEfNZ_I/AAAAAAAABYg/gmANky4-kRs_FBGvUdFbXBOJsAe72xOvwCLcBGAsYHQ/w325-h400/1613137184912.jpg2021-2-18
Yield: 3 servings
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Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta Salad Recipe

Not only does everyone love Pasta Salads but they are easy to make . tossed with chopped chicken Viennas,bell peppers,cherry tomatoes, spring onion,diced cheddar cheese and store bought salad dressing. This salad is the perfect side dish .
It's a flavorful hearty meal
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • Fusilli Pasta
  • Chopped chicken viennas
  • Bell peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Spring onion
  • Diced cheddar cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Blue cheese salad dressing
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add salt and a teaspoon of oil,then pasta.Boil until cooked but firm to the bite.When the pasta is ready drain using a colander,put the colander in the sink and open tap water. This will prevent the pasta from attaching. Close the tap and let your Pasta dry.
  2. Place the pasta in a salad bowl then add chopped chicken viennas, diced cheddar cheese, bell peppers,cherry tomatoes and spring onion.
  3. Top with a mixture of mayonnaise and blue cheese salad dressing.

Calories

325

Fat (grams)

15g

Sat. Fat (grams)

5

Carbs (grams)

34

Fiber (grams)

2

Net carbs

32

Sugar (grams)

5

Protein (grams)

13

Sodium (milligrams)

818

Cholesterol (grams)

24

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Strawberry Trifle 

Strawberry trifles are the scrappiest dessert around. Made from cookies, cake or brownies, these trifles are great at satisfying a crowd.

I wanted to make strawberry trifles for many months now but I didn't have the time plus strawberries were hard to find. I happened to have had almost all the ingredients when I found the strawberries in the super market- so it was a win for me.

I got the freshest strawberries, I literally finished them before I could even make my trifle. Ah how I long strawberries - I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before that strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, I say one of because I don't have one favorite fruit, I have 3-4 and strawberries happen to be on the list.

A trifle looks very fancy. Doesn't it? The reality is, some people are scared of attempting to make it because they think it's difficult to make and it's time consuming but the reality is,it's easy to make and quick as long as you have the ingredients. The textures and colors give the trifle a pretty look, and a delicious taste of course. 

Who doesn't love a dessert that gets ready in just about 43 minutes? We all want something quick but something quick and pretty is all we want, at least I always want my food to look as delicious as they taste. 

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This strawberry shortcake trifle is made with just a few ingredients. 

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Strawberry Trifle Recipe


Strawberry trifles are the scrappiest dessert around. Made from cookies, cake or brownies, these trifles are great at satisfying a crowd.


Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Perhaps you are overwhelmed with the option of choosing the cake to use. Perhaps you are confused whether to use pound cake or angel cake.

This is the second time I'm making trifles and I always use pound cake. The reason why I use pound cake is because pound cake is buttery and rich and  helps the trifle last longer in the fridge.

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INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES 

Pound Cake:I used pound cake because it's buttery and helps the trifle last longer in the grudge. If you are going to use angel cake then make sure you freeze it in order to keep it intact as you cut and layer it.

Amaretto liqueur: The liqueur is brushed on the cake but you can omit the ingredient if you want to. Brandy liquor is also a great option. 

Amaretti Cookies: For garnishing.


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MACERATED STRAWBERRIES

Strawberries: I used strawberries. But this recipe can also be made with a combination of berries. You can use blackberries, blueberries, raspberry and strawberries. A combination of berries will compliment the look of the  trifles.

Balsamic Vinegar: The vinegar is added in the strawberry in order to give the strawberries a citrus taste but you can entirely omit this, instead just use sugar.

Sugar:The sugar is used to sweeten the strawberries.

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WHIPPED CREAM

Heavy Cream: use cold heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.

Sugar:Some bakers prefer using granulated sugar to make whipped cream, I also use granulated sugar in many of my bakings but this time I went for Icing sugar. Whether you use icing sugar or granulated sugar, your whipped cream will still taste great as long as you follow the recipe. 

Vanilla extract: The vanilla extract gives the whipped cream it's vanilla flavour.

EQUIPMENTS USED TO MAKE STRAWBERRY TRIFLE

• Mini Casserole dish

• Mixing Bowl

• Electric Mixer

• Cookie Cutter

• 2 Highball Glasses 

• Tablespoon

• Teaspoon

• Wooden Spoon

• Thin-bladed slicing knife


What is to macerate Strawberries

To macerate berries simply means to soak them in liquid as a way of sweetening or softening them.

How To Macerate Strawberries

Macerating strawberries is a way of sweetening strawberries that are not as sweet as you like them. There is nothing worse than buying beautiful strawberries that are not as sweet as they look.

It's easy to macerate Strawberries and the options are endless.

You can macerate them in vinegar like I did in this recipe or you can simply macerate them in sugar.

Ingredients needed for this recipe:

• A handful of strawberries

• ⅓ cup of balsamic vinegar

• 2 Tablespoons of sugar.

Instructions

Cut your strawberries in halve and put them in a mini casserole dish or you can use a mixing bowl. Add ⅓ cup aged balsamic vinegar then add 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir your strawberries using a wooden spoon then cover your Casserole dish with a plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. You can also do it overnight, the longer they macerate the softer the strawberries will be.

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Homemade Whipped Cream

Perfect homemade whipped cream with only 3 ingredients. Strawberry trifles are incomplete without whipped cream. 

The perfect whipped cream is made with only a few ingredients and comes together in just a few minutes.it's creamy and delicious.

When it comes to sweetening whipped cream granulated sugar and confectioner's sugar aka Icing sugar does the work.

I can't tell you how many times I have made whipped cream in the last two years- I made it once last year. The reason why I no longer make whipped cream as much as I used to is because ingredients have become more expensive than buying already made whipped cream. I usually make whipped cream when I'm making ice cream so it's not really a big deal.

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Whipped cream recipe is one of those basic recipes yet it's the best and it only take a few minutes.

Ingredients needed to make whipped cream

Heavy cream: I prefer to use heavy cream because it's creamier

Sweetener: Choose whatever sweetener that works for you. I usually use granulated sugar and icing sugar(confectioner's sugar),in this recipe I used icing sugar. You can also use maple syrup or honey.

Flavoring: The option for flavoring whipped cream are endless but my go for whipped cream is vanilla extract.

How to make whipped cream

Ingredients:

• 3 cups heavy cream

• ¼ cup icing sugar

• 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Using an electric mixer whip the heavy cream,Icing sugar and vanilla extract for 3 minutes on high speed.

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How to make strawberry trifle

Now that we have macerated our strawberries and made our whipped cream it's time to make our trifle.

Instructions

• Using a Thin-bladed slicing knife, slice pound cake into ½ inch think slices. You only need 4 slices for this recipe. 

• Use a cookie cutter to cut out circles from each cake slice.

• Line up 2 highball glasses and place 1 cake circle in the bottom of each ball glass. Brush the cakes that you have lined in the cup with amaretto liqueur.

• Add 2 tablespoons of macerated strawberries and spread evenly.

• Using a different tablespoon, add whipped cream in the ball cups and spread evenly.

• Add a second layer of cake. Once again brush with amaretto liqueur. Once again add 2 tablespoons of macerated strawberries. Spread evenly and top with whipped cream.

• Add the last layer of cake and garnish with Amaretti cookie,once more add strawberries and spread them evenly. Add all the remaining whipped cream in the cups then add one strawberry on the whipped cream.

I just used store bought pound cake for this recipe but here is a recipe in case you'll love to learn how to make a pound cake from scratch. Orange Pound Cake Recipe


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Strawberry Triflehttps://www.cookappetite.com/2021/02/strawberry-trifle.htmlStrawberry trifles are the scrappiest dessert around. Made from cookies, cake or brownies, these trifles are great at satisfying a crowd. Prep time: 43 MinCook time: 0 MinTotal time: 43 Min .https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--hyCaDelUiA/YCNvEVmOdRI/AAAAAAAABXo/DRoOCilzGPUtoW_87fmqj8LclQ9PXClrwCLcBGAsYHQ/w266-h400/1612729308328.jpg2020-7-14
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Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry trifles are the scrappiest dessert around. Made from cookies, cake or brownies, these trifles are great at satisfying a crowd.
Prep time: 43 MinTotal time: 43 Min

Ingredients

  • A handful of strawberries
  • ⅓ Cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • A day old pound cake
  • Amaretto Liqueur
  • Amaretti Cookies

Instructions

  1. Cut your strawberries in halve and put them in a mini casserole dish or you can use a mixing bowl. Add ⅓ cup aged balsamic vinegar then add 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir your strawberries using a wooden spoon then cover your Casserole dish with a plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. You can also do it overnight, the longer they macerate the softer the strawberries will be.
  2. Using an electric mixer whip the heavy cream,Icing sugar and vanilla extract for 3 minutes on high speed.Freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. Using a Thin-bladed slicing knife, slice pound cake into ½ inch think slices. You only need 6 slices for this recipe.
  4. Use a cookie cutter to cut out circles from each cake slice.
  5. Line up 2 highball glasses and place 1 cake circle in the bottom of each ball glass. Brush the cakes that you have lined in the cup with amaretto liqueur.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of macerated strawberries and spread evenly.
  7. Using a different tablespoon, add whipped cream in the ball cups and spread evenly.
  8. Using a different tablespoon, add whipped cream in the ball cups and spread evenly.
  9. Add a second layer of cake. Once again brush with amaretto liqueur. Once again add 2 tablespoons of macerated strawberries. Spread evenly and top with whipped cream.
  10. Add the last layer of cake and garnish with am cookie,once more add strawberries and spread them evenly. Add all the remaining whipped cream in the cups then add one strawberry on the whipped cream.

Calories

321

Fat (grams)

16g

Sat. Fat (grams)

9

Carbs (grams)

41

Fiber (grams)

1

Net carbs

40

Sugar (grams)

26

Protein (grams)

3

Sodium (milligrams)

283

Cholesterol (grams)

105

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Vegetable Rice Recipe

This vegetable rice has been a great addition to dinner time because of it's deliciousness. I'm pretty sure the kid's don't even notice that it's just vegetables.

I have been cooking this vegetable rice for years and it gets better every time I make it.

This meal can be a side dish, it can be made for lunch or weekend dinner. Vegetable Rice is a definite winner.


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I used carrots,broccoli, cauliflower, green beans,peas,baby marrow,red pepper and yellow pepper


The most special thing about this rice is that everything is cooked in 30 minutes.


It's quick and easy to make.

it's irresistible delicious and it's very easy to customise with different add-ins. Believe me this is more delicious than any rice I have ever bought in a restaurant.


Tell me what's better than kid's favorite dish. I made it with the right amount of vegetables and a bit of spice, this made it kid's friendly, truth is they really enjoyed their dish.

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Homemade Vegetable Rice

A very simple and easy recipe which only takes 30 minutes to cook.

I've used fresh easy to find vegetables but you can also use frozen vegetables. Just make sure that the veggies won't have many ice crystals cause that will add excess water in the rice.


INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

Rice: I used basmati rice but you can use any rice of your choice. Just make sure you read the package thoroughly so that you know how much water you are supposed to use.

Vegetables: I used carrots,broccoli, cauliflower, green beans,peas,baby marrow,red pepper and yellow pepper.

Stock:I used 2 chicken cubes for taste and sweet chilli sauce. You can also use beef cubes or vegetable stock.

Onion: Onion makes the food flavorful. I never miss adding onion in my food.

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EQUIPMENTS USED

• Stainless Steel Pots

• Wooden Spoon

• Measuring Jug

• Kitchen Knife

• Chopping board


STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Rice: Heat 4 cups of water in a stainless steel pot and add salt.

Wash and rinse your rice. When the water is hot,add your rice and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat.

Vegetables: Cut onion,green beans and carrots using a chopping board and fry on medium heat using a skillet or a pot starting with hard to cook vegetables. When the vegetables are ready add 2 chicken cubes and sweet chilli sauce. Let the vegetables simmer for 1 minute then add cooked rice in the vegetables.

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I used carrots,broccoli, cauliflower, green beans,peas,baby marrow,red pepper and yellow pepper


FREEZING

You can store left over rice in the refrigerator for 3 days.

PREHEATING

Remove the rice from the fridge, add a few drops of water to the rice and microwave for a few seconds. The water will prevent the rice from drying out.

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS DISH

Butter Chicken

Balsamic Vinegar Steak

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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I used carrots,broccoli, cauliflower, green beans,peas,baby marrow,red pepper and yellow pepper





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Vegetable Rice Recipehttps://www.cookappetite.com/2021/01/vegetable-rice-recipe.html It's quick and easy to make. it's irresistible delicious and it's very easy to customise with different add-ins. Believe me this is more delicious than any rice I have ever bought in a restaurant. It's a flavorful hearty meal that everyone will enjoy. Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 45 Min .https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kearj-wWMrA/YBe0OaTTzII/AAAAAAAABWU/asbTcY2bu0YNzGEyBZ8OzA_0OW7kgu8VgCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h291/1612165690779.jpg2021-2-3
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Vegetable Rice Recipe

Vegetable Rice Recipe

It's quick and easy to make. it's irresistible delicious and it's very easy to customise with different add-ins. Believe me this is more delicious than any rice I have ever bought in a restaurant.
It's a flavorful hearty meal
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 45 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 Packet of rice
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Peas
  • Baby marrow
  • Red pepper
  • Yellow pepper
  • 2 Chicken cubes
  • Sweet chilli sauce
  • Onion

Instructions

  1. Heat 4 cups of water in a stainless steel pot and add salt. Wash and rinse your rice. When the water is hot, add your rice and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Wash green beans and cut in small size using a chopping board then put on a plate. Wash and cut carrots into small pieces then put on another plate.
  3. Fry your vegetables on medium heat using a skillet or a pot starting with hard to cook vegetables.
  4. Cut onion and add in the vegetables.When the vegetables are ready add 2 chicken cubes and sweet chilli sauce. Let the vegetables simmer for 1 minute then add your rice in the vegetables.

Calories

134

Fat (grams)

3g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0

Carbs (grams)

24.7

Fiber (grams)

2.5

Net carbs

22.2

Sugar (grams)

2.7

Protein (grams)

3.8

Sodium (milligrams)

560

Cholesterol (grams)

0

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