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Tasty Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Vegetarian Recipe

Updated on March 4, 2015
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Tasty Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Vegetarian Recipe

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This Rotini pasta recipe is a burst of colour, flavor and nutrition! I prepared this dish especially for Lent and those persons, like me, who observe the Lenten season. It is especially suited for Fridays during lent, when Catholics fast from eating meat. But this pasta dish can also be used by vegans and vegetarians as an ordinary meal any time of the year.

The rotini pasta that I have used in this recipe comes in a mix of 3 colours – white/cream, reddish-orange, and green. The colours are vegetable based, in that the green pasta is as a result of spinach being added and the reddish-orange pasta is as a result of tomatoes being added.

I love vegetables! So as you will see, I have combined ‘Caribbean’ sun-ripened tomatoes (just boasting a little), cucumbers and sweet peppers with this pasta recipe giving it added colour and flavor.

I have a bit of a sweet tooth, also. So I have added a few raisins as a natural sweetener. I am also a pesca-ova vegetarian, so I have added a little bit of flaked tuna for those vegetarians who eat fish. This is a bowlful of healthy that you will most definitely enjoy eating!

Additionally, it can be used as a hot dish or as a cold dish. To use as a cold pasta salad, just place it in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes before serving.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 2 persons

Ingredients

  • 100 g Tri-Color Tomato-Spinach Rotini Pasta
  • (1/4) teaspoon of Salt
  • (1 1/2) teaspoons of Mayonnaise
  • 3 dots of Mustard
  • 30 g (or 3 teaspoons) Flaked Tuna (optional)
  • 3 small Tomatoes (diced)
  • (1/3) of a medium Cucumber (diced) (green & red one if you can get it)
  • (1/3) of a large Sweet Pepper (diced)
  • A few raisins (as a natural sweetener)
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Instructions

  1. Place 2 cups of water in a pot along with the (1/4) teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Add 100 g Tri-Color Tomato-Spinach Rotini Pasta to the boiling water.
  3. Allow the pasta to boil for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the pasta is boiling, mix together the Mayonnaise, Mustard and Flaked Tuna (optional) into a paste.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes, diced cucumbers, diced sweet pepper and raisins and mix together well.
  6. Remove the pasta from the fire and drain in a colander for about 2 minutes.
  7. Mix drained pasta with all of the other ingredients (tomatoes etc.).
  8. Pour into a serving dish.
  9. Then just enjoy and savour every bite!
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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Merrci: Gald I made you hungry, Merrci :)) That's the idea! Thanks for visiting and pinning this lens! Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @SusanDeppner: Trust me, it is, Susan! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Craftymarie: Like you, quick is a key word for me when it comes to cooking meals. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      This is making me hungry! Love the tuna in it too. Extra-yum. Thanks for sharing it. Pinning it too.

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      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Sounds wonderful! We love pasta salad!

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      Marie 

      4 years ago

      I love pasta dishes because they can be nice and quick to make - this looks like a delicious vegetarian option and very pretty for a spring make.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @GuyB LM: Great GuyB! I hope your family enjoys it as much as I do. Have a blessed week.

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      GuyB LM 

      4 years ago

      I like this kind of pasta because of my strong Catholic beliefs (tri-color pasta...trinity) plus it tastes delicious. I enjoy this lens and will encourage my family to indulge as well.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @MariannesWhims: Glad you liked it, 1angelsbestkeptsecrets! Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.

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      Marianne Gardner 

      4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      It looks so good. Nice combination.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Lorelei Cohen: That's the idea, LoreleiCohen! Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Zeross4: Thanks DaisyDixon! Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Arachnea: That's the goodness of this combination, Arachnea, Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.

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      fullofshoes 

      4 years ago

      oh yum. I bookmarked this one. Have to whip this up next week :)

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @fullofshoes: I hope you enjoy it as much as I do when you try it, fullofshoes! Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @marsha32: The proof is in the tasting, marsha32. Try it soon. Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @georgepmoola2: I see you're already thinking as a cook, georgepmoola! Thanks for visting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Ibidii: Thanks for stopping by ibidii. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @OhMe: Glad you like the recipe OhME and intend to try it soon. Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      That really is a beautifully colorful side dish. It would look gorgeous summer or winter.

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      Renee Dixon 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      Looks yummy!

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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      This looks so delicious and sounds healthy too. Great lens.

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      marsha32 

      4 years ago

      this has to be oh so good!

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      georgepmoola2 

      4 years ago

      Easy to make scrumminess. Tuna would be a fab addition to this, also a white cheese sauce.

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      Robin S 

      4 years ago from USA

      This dish looks delicious!

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      Ibidii 

      4 years ago

      Nom Nom... looks good for any time as well as Lenten season!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This recipe sounds and looks so good. I think my hubby would like this, too, so will try to make it soon.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Brite-Ideas: Glad you like it, Brite-Ideas! That's what I am having for lunch today.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      oh goodness, another one straight to my food board! yum!

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