Warm Pasta Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing | Simple Salad with Everyday Ingredients

warm pasta salad with honey mustard dressing

This salad that I’ve made here can be considered as a whole meal as it’s packed with the goodness of greens like spinach and broccoli, protein-rich soya granules and honey mustard dressing prepared with my fresh Homemade Mustard Sauce.

Switch veggies as per your liking. My main aim here is to use everyday ingredients in different ways than they’re generally used.

Click here for my previous posts on Simple Salads

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warm pasta salad with everyday ingredients in honey mustard dressing

Here’s what you’ll need for Simple Salad #3

Warm Pasta Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 medium-sized diced tomato
  • 1 cup soaked soya granules
  • 5-6 blanched broccoli florets (place broccoli florets onto a glass plate and sprinkle water over it. Put it in the microwave for 40-50 seconds)
  • 1 cup roughly chopped spinach
  • For the dressing
  • 2 tbsp mustard sauce (refer to my previous post for a step-by-step Homemade Mustard Sauce recipe)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt to taste

pasta salad ingredients


1. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add tomatoes, soya granules, spinach, cooked pasta and a little pasta water if it feels a bit dry. Mix well on a medium-low flame for a minute or so.
2. Leave it to cool for 5 minutes.

warm pasta salad cooking directions

For the dressing – Add mustard sauce, honey, olive oil and seasoning to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
3. Pour the dressing over the pasta and toss well.

warm pasta salad with honey mustard dressing

To boil pasta – Boil water in a deep vessel with 1 tsp unflavored oil and salt to taste. Add about 2 cups raw pasta to the boiling water, and cook on a medium-low flame for 7-8 minutes. Make sure there’s enough water to cover the pasta. Bite into one to check whether it’s uniformly cooked all the way through as shown in the picture below. Next, strain the pasta and pass it under cold water to stop it from cooking further. Keep 1/2 a cup of pasta water for future use.

how to cook pasta

To cook soya granules – Soak ½ cup soya granules in hot water along with salt to taste for 10 minutes. Strain the soya granules and squeeze excess water out of it.

Happy Cooking 🙂

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