You will need
- Vidalia onion
- Broccoli stalks
- Green/Red pepper
- Roma tomatoes
- Fresh corn
- Ditalini Pasta
- Plain Yogurt
- Red wine vinegar
- Salt / Pepper
They need to be peeled around the outside to avoid any really tough bits.
Besides cooking the pasta, that is the only other thing you will need to cook for this recipe. The rest is raw. (Raw=Healthier)
So cut up all your veggies the same size as the pasta that you are using so that every thing will be farily consistent throughout. I use Barilla Ditalini because it is well... perfect for this salad. You can boil the pasta whenever you want, keep it nice and aldente would you? Rinse in cold water when it's done. Set aside.
So a couple of cups of each veggie is going to do you right for this recipe. There is no perfect ratio or anything. Cut more of what you like it will start to look like fun stuff in no time.
For the tomatoes, seed them with a spoon so you are only cutting up the outer flesh.
This will keep the pasta from getting soupy. This will also give you some tomato ammunition for any pasta sauce that you want to make in the future. (foreshadowing?!!)
So now that we have all our veggies cut and the pasta ready to be thrown in.
I really just wanted to get to these pictures.
Looks pretty good to me.So all you need to do now is dress it. How about 2/3 cup mayo 2/3 cups yougurt and 1/3 cup red wine vinegar. 2 tbsp pepper and 2 tbsp salt. Himalayan sea salt is the shiznit but sea salt or kosher salt will work just fine. Mix that all up and add it to the salad. And there you go.
I entered this side dish in the side-dish showdown on Cinnamon and Spice