Pasta Salad for Children

Today I’ll show you my Noodle Salad recipe for Children. I’ve thought of something special, let you get carried away to cooking it yourself.

The preparation time is about 35 minutes, so it’s fast and twice as much fun.

I wish you good luck and a good appetite!

1. Use colorful Farfalle

I have put extra vegetables in the dish, that is healthy and brings a wonderful blaze of color on the plate.

Vegetables hidden… tastes good!

I use colourful pasta from the Italian speciality shop so that the children have fun.

Usually the colorful pasta is colored with beetroot juice, spinach, saffron and ink from the squid.

You can make this a theme at the table and turn it into a culinary experience. Ink not only for the fountain pen 🙂

You can also choose gluten-free pasta and various shapes.

Pasta salad with lots of vegetables colorfully arranged. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. Popular Noodle Shapes

The following classic varieties are ideal…

  • Campanelle
  • Cellentani
  • Chickpea Casarecce
  • Chickpea Rotini
  • Elbows
  • Gemelli
  • Penne

Per gli adulti ho aggiunto un ingrediente segreto, questa insalata di pasta rende tutti felici 🙂

Healthy and colourful ingredients make this preparation a colourful attraction.

3. Secret Ingredient for Adults

So that this court really makes everyone happy, I have considered another secret ingredient.

As topping you can put either North Sea crabs, shrimps or smoked tofu on top. So children and adults are happy!

Pasta salad prepared for adults, I have chosen North Sea crabs, you can also use smoked tofu for topping.

4. Recipe Noodle Salad

Now you are well prepared and will find the following step-by-step instructions for photos. Have fun and enjoy it!

Print Recipe
5 from 21 votes
5 from 21 votes
Pasta Salad for Children with lots of Vegetables
An instruction with step by step photos compiled, cooked, photographed and written by professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Pasta Rezepte
Cuisine: Italian Recipes, Mediterranean Recipes
Keyword: Glutenfreie Rezepte
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Noodle Salad Ingredients
  • 200-300 g Farfalle I have used colorful pasta
  • 1 tbs salt For the pasta water
  • 8 pc cocktail tomatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 4 pinches black pepper
  • 6 pc peppers I use small, colorful...
  • 2 pc carrots
  • 1 pc courgette
  • 1/2 pc cucumber
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 60-80 g Parmesan
Topping for adults
  • 150 g crabs or smoked tofu
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 6 pinches chili or cayenne pepper
  • Prepare the ingredients. Bring the pasta water to the boil. Season the water with salt, it may taste like sea water!
  • Cook the pasta until almost soft, drain and cool under cold running water.
  • Wash and halve the tomatoes.
  • Brown the tomatoes with a little oil in a coated pan. Season with salt, pepper and a little sugar and place in a bowl.
  • Alternatively you can caramelize whole tomatoes in a pan with the cream Brulee burner.
  • Halve the peppers, remove seeds and cut into strips.
  • Fry the prepared pieces of pepper in a pan with a little oil and let them take their colour. Season with salt, pepper and a little sugar.
  • Peel the carrots, halve lengthwise and cut into thin slices. Then boil in a little water, seasoned with salt and a little sugar until soft.
  • Mix all the prepared ingredients in a bowl. Add plenty of finely chopped basil, grate some Parmesan finely and fold in with the olive oil.
  • Serve pasta salad and decorate with parmesan and basil.
  • Alternatively the Topping with North Sea crabs or with Tofu for adults, or to the trying for the children supplement. Enjoy your meal!
Season Tips
Combine with wild garlic instead of basil or add wild garlic pesto or basil pesto.
This noodle salad tastes without mayonnaise, it is a light and aromatic variant for children's birthday parties or other festivities in the year.
You can add fried chanterelles or mushrooms, as well as tuna with onions.

5. Calories and Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Pasta Salad for Children with lots of Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 1290mg56%
Potassium 766mg22%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 30g60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6. More Ideas

Tuna noodles with garlic, parsley and peperoncino
Spaghetti with tuna and asparagus
Noodle salad with tuna with vegan and vegetarian variation

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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