What to make with pasta for a snack: budget-friendly salad idea

Tetiana KoziukFood
Pasta salad without mayonnaise. Source: pixabay.com.

Pasta is a delicious and budget-friendly base for salads. They can be cooked with and without mayonnaise, add tuna, crab sticks, sausage, cheese, meat and various spices.

Foodblogger IrinaDimitrova (iriska_dimitrova) on her Instagram page shared a recipe for a summer salad with pasta, ham and vegetables, which is perfect for a snack.

Pasta salad recipe


  • pasta - 200 g
  • mushrooms - 300 g
  • ham - 250 g
  • sweet pepper - 0.5 pcs
  • tomatoes - 300 g
  • parsley


  • olive oil - 3 tbsp.
  • salt - 0.5 tsp.
  • dried basil - 1 tsp.
  • garlic - 1-2 cloves

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the mushrooms into thin slices and fry in oil until golden. Add salt and black pepper and stir.

2. Simultaneously boil the pasta in salted water until tender.

What to cook with pasta

3. Chop the ham and peppers into slices. Dice the tomatoes. Chop the parsley.

4. In a bowl, mix the fried mushrooms, ham, peppers, tomatoes and parsley.

Pasta salad without mayonnaise

5. For the dressing, mix the olive oil, salt, dried basil and garlic. Dress the salad with it. Bon appetit!

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