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Hearty Pasta and Egg Salad

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In the realm of comfort food, our Hearty Pasta and Egg Salad stands out as a testament to the beauty of simplicity. This dish, with its humble beginnings, transforms everyday ingredients into a symphony of flavors and textures. The creamy dressing, rich in natural yogurt and mayonnaise, lightly coats the al dente pasta, while the crunch of radishes and the sweetness of corn add layers of delight. It’s a salad that promises not just to satisfy hunger but to evoke memories of family gatherings and sunny picnics.

What sets this salad apart is its versatility. Whether it’s a side dish at a barbecue, a main course for a light lunch, or a contribution to a potluck, it fits seamlessly into any meal setting. The combination of textures and flavors makes it a universal favorite, appealing to both children and adults alike. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the simplest ingredients, when combined thoughtfully, can create the most memorable and satisfying meals.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 150 g of pasta
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (for pasta water)
  • 7 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 150 g ham, diced
  • A bunch of radishes, thinly sliced
  • Spring onion, chopped
  • 120 g of gouda cheese, cubed
  • 150 g peas, cooked and cooled
  • 150 g of corn, cooked and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons of natural yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

 

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Directions:

  1. Cook the Pasta: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and let cool.
  2. Prepare the Salad Ingredients: While the pasta is cooking, prepare the eggs, ham, radishes, spring onion, gouda cheese, peas, and corn. Place them in a large salad bowl.
  3. Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, mix together the natural yogurt, mayonnaise, and mustard. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Combine: Add the cooled pasta to the salad bowl with the other ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine everything well.
  5. Chill: For the best flavor, let the salad chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes + chilling

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