An additional reason why pasta salads turn out so attractive is the combination of colours. Here, radishes paint their red brushstroke in this salad’s palette.

Laziness Factor: 1

[where 0 is finding the opposite of left and 4 is time travel]

 

Ingredients for 3-4 servings:

– 250g elbow macaroni

– 1 escarole endive

– 150-200g gruyère cheese

– 2 radishes

– 2 spring onions

– 1/2 cup parsley leaves

– juice of 1 lemon

– salt, olive oil

 

1.

Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the package.

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2.

Chop the spring onions, which always make an excellent combination with the lemon juice.

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3.

Wash, dry as much as possible and chop the escarole endive. Then put it in a bowl with the onions.

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4.

Finely chop the radishes and add them into the salad bowl.

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5.

Finely chop the parsley and toss it in as well.

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6.

Cut the gruyère in cubes and add it in the bowl.

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7.

When the elbows are ready, drain them in a colander and rinse them with cold water.

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8.

Add them into the bowl, add the lemon juice, salt and olive oil and mix.

Amazingly healthy, genuinely attractive.

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