Pasta salad

Thanks to you reader Tanya Strydom for this delicious, hassle-free side dish recipe.

Thanks to you reader Tanya Strydom for this delicious, hassle-free side dish recipe.



Serves 6-8
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 20-30 min

  • 500 g fusilli (pasta twists)
  • butter
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 green or red peppers, chopped
  • 500 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 500 g bacon, chopped
  • 250 ml (1 c) mayonnaise
  • mixed with 250 ml (1 c) natural yoghurt

1 Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and rinse under cold running water.

2 Heat 20 g butter. Fry onions and half the garlic until soft.

3 Add tomatoes and simmer until cooked. Season with salt and pepper, and transfer to a salad bowl.

4 Heat a little butter and fry the peppers until they begin to brown. Add to tomato mixture.

5 Fry the mushrooms with the rest of the garlic until cooked. Add to the mixture in the bowl.

6 Cook the bacon, add to bowl. Mix in pasta and leave to cool.

7 Stir in the mayonnaise and yoghurt mixture.