The Penne Salad in Basil Dressing is a true tongue-tickler. Tangy sun-dried tomatoes and crunchy walnuts decorate cooked penne along with a flavourful dressing of fresh basil, mixed herbs and red chilli flakes. Olive oil not only binds the dressing together, it also imparts an aesthetic flavour and aroma to it. Serve this penne preparation immediately before it gets watery, to enjoy it to the hilt.

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Makes 2 servings (2 serving )


1 cup cooked penne
2 tbsp chopped walnuts (akhrot)
5 sun-dried tomatoes

To Be Mixed Into A Basil Dressing
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1/2 tsp mixed herbs
salt to taste

Method To Make Penne Salad in Basil Dressing

  1. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl, in enough hot water for 20 minutes. Drain and finely chop them.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and toss well.
  3. Penne Salad in Basil Dressing is ready. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 396 cal 20%
Protein 8.1 g 15%
Carbohydrates 34.5 g 12%
Fiber 2.3 g 9%
Fat 25 g 38%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Vitamin A 501.1 mcg 10%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.2 mg 20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1 mg 9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.5 mg 12%
Vitamin C 38.8 mg 97%
Vitamin E 2.6 mg 17%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 60.1 mcg 30%
Calcium 83.9 mg 14%
Iron 1.4 mg 7%
Magnesium 74.9 mg 21%
Phosphorus 112.8 mg 19%
Sodium 314.7 mg 17%
Potassium 594.8 mg 13%
Zinc 0.4 mg 4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.