October 12th, 2009

Red cabbage, Green Bean & Pasta Salad With Yogurt dressing

Red cabbage, Green Bean & Pasta Salad With Yogurt dressing

“Congratulations! Welcome to the world of mommies! Say goodbye to sleep, schedules, solitude, bye to silence. And hello to happiness…” A cousin sister posted this message on facebook when my sister-in-law and cousin brother welcomed a baby girl on the 20th of Aug this year.

Having been recently inducted into mother’s club myself and having endured 7 months of sleepless nights I have been wondering how life has changed and how very true my cousins words are! Gone are the days when I could plan a days schedule and follow it accordingly. Those leisurely hours spent reading my favourite blogs, weekend jaunts with Ro which invariably included long drives, good music and great meals or simply a visit to my vegetable vendor for fresh produce, camera in tow, all seem like a distant dream.

To state that life has changed drastically would not be an understatement. Of course there are diapers to be changed and feeding schedules to be maintained and I’m not even about to start discussing the sleepless nights here. But just one smile from my seven month old makes it all worthwhile. One deep-throated laughter of my little one weaves magic into my realm and makes life seem perfect in an imperfect world! And when he claps his hands and babbles I walk into another zone altogether. A territory I have not treaded before.

Work has been keeping Ro busy and also away from us. When we were meeting after a long time I decided to welcome him with this pizza and this salad. Ro loves pasta and he also loves fresh vegetables. I once again used vegetables that were available on hand. Red cabbage, green beans and some bell peppers. He absolutely loved this pasta salad with his favourite ingredients.

Red cabbage, Green Bean and Pasta Salad with Yogurt dressing recipe

You can use a combination of other vegetables in this salad. The yogurt can be substituted with vegan yogurt and the cream with vegan milk like almond milk or oat milk.

Ingredients:

  • 125 gm (4 oz) dried pasta
  • 2 cups red cabbage, grated
  • 1 cup French beans, steamed
  • 2 Bell peppers or capsicum
  • Black olives (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Salad dressing:

  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream 1
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 3/4 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

Method:

Cook the pasta according to manufacturer’s instructions. Once cooked, place the pasta in a colander and run under a stream of cold water. Mix in the olive oil. This will prevent the pasta from sticking and also flavour the dish with that wonderful olive aroma. Grate the cabbage, cook the beans and slice the bell peppers.

In a bowl mix in all the dressing ingredients. Stir in the prepared vegetables and serve cold or at room temperature.

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  1. The creamy dressing sounds lovely and the salad looks to pretty to eat. Love your photos with your 7 month old on fb :)

  2. sarah says:

    this is an interesting salad with a combination I never thought
    of trying before. It looks colorful and yummy. My youngest is 3.5 already and even though I love it that he sleeps through the night, there is one part of me that misses the little baby he used to be.

  3. Soma says:

    :-) I hear you.. but how you wish they never grow up & how they make you wonder what was happiness when they were not here in the present life!

    Love red cabbage, just the color makes me wanna eat them.

  4. Preeti says:

    i love the salad….for sure will try this soon

  5. Sharmilee says:

    Every word u’ve written abt motherhood is very much true and am feeling the same now…..each moment seems to be new with my 4month baby around!

  6. sheba says:

    looks deliciously gorgeous!!

  7. Shwetha says:

    Your lil one sounds adorable. And yes – being a mommy is no easy job! But the joy and happiness motherhood brings along with it is beautiful.
    The pasta looks colorful and I love the red cabbage!

  8. krupa says:

    Hi Anushruthi,

    I just happened to browse your website while looking for eggless cake recipe.I really appreciate your confident way of putting the things up in your website.

    I prepared eggless vanilla cake using your recipe.It came out very well with superb texture and taste.Our family enjoyed and relished the cake on my Bday (Oct 13th).I am so happy and wanted to thank you for wonderfull receipes.My son who is 3 1/2 years old also loved the cake and decorated with lots of gems and choclate.I am big fan of your website.

  9. Raksha says:

    Anu akka as usual the salad looks yummyyy….. I am trying this out tom. Is there a sustitute for mustard powder and yes the FRESH CREAM?????. LOL

  10. Raksha says:

    BTW when my nephew clapped and babbled, i lost my mind. He is such a wonderful child.

  11. Anushruti says:

    the purple foodie: Thanks

    Sarah: I’m savouring and treasuring each moment and each day with my baby.

    Soma: I keep hearing this all the time. No parent wants the child to grow up so fast but time flies!

    Preeti, Sharmilee, Sheeba and Shweta: Thanks

    Krupa: I’m so happy the cake turned out well. Thanks you for reporting the success of the cake.

    Raksha: The mustard powder adds a unique taste to the salad and I cant think of any acceptable substitute. Try grinding the yellow mustard used in pickles. Substitute the fresh cream with yogurt.

  12. NSJ says:

    A substitute for honey please????

  13. Anushruti says:

    NSJ: Maple syrup or date syrup or jaggery powder.

  14. Preeti says:

    Wow, I have no idea how I missed this post! This salad looks absolutely amazing. Would you mind sharing what pasta shape that is? Normally I wouldn’t bother much, but I think that in this recipe, it would make a huge difference in the visual appeal :)

  15. Anushruti says:

    Preeti: I think I used rigatoni pasta here. Enjoy your salad!

  16. Aanchal says:

    Hi Anushruti!
    Just stumbled across your focaccia recipe and the dough’s out to prove! 😀
    As for this recipe, could English mustard be substituted for mustard powder?

  17. Anushruti says:

    Aanchal- Yes you can substitute english mustard with mustard powder.

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