How to make California Pistachio Pasta Salad -

Pasta and pista in a colourful cheesy salad.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Pineapples (पाइनेपल/ अन्नानास), Pasta (पास्ता )

Cuisine : American

Course : Salads

California Pistachio Pasta Salad

California Pistachio Pasta Salad Recipe Card


The cuisine of The United States is a rich amalgamation of peoples, religions and cultures thanks to the immigrants from different parts of the world.  They brought with them their local ingredients as well as cooking styles with them.  Yet amidst all these varieties Chinese and Italian cuisines dominate.  
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Americans developed a number of new foods.  What characterised the American cuisine is the adaptation of a fusion of multiple ethnic cooking styles. During this period food production and presentation became more industrialised.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for California Pistachio Pasta Salad Recipe

  • Pineapples chopped 1/4 cup

  • Pasta blanched 1 cup

  • Snow peas blanched 10-12

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Baby spinach leaves 6-8

  • Parmesan cheese shaved or grated


  • Olive oil 3 tablespoons

  • Balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Dried oregano a pinch

  • Salt

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Mix all the ingredients of the salad dressing together.

Step 2

Add the blanched pasta to the dressing. Add snow peas, tomatoes and mix. Add baby spinach leaves and mix. Add coarsely chopped pistachios and mix well. Finally add Parmesan cheese shavings and toss.

Step 3

Serve hot or cold.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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