Pasta Salad for Children

Children noodle salad prepared

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Today I’ll show you my Pasta 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. Recipe Pasta Salad for Children

Pasta Salad for Children

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4 Portions
Calories 448
Total Time 20 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple guide to prepare pasta salad.

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Children noodle salad prepared
Pasta salad for children Recipe Image @ 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
1 pc Lemon


Pasta salad ingredients
Colorful and healthy ingredients make this preparation a colorful highlight.

Prepare ingredients

Prepare the ingredients.

Bring the pasta water to the boil.

Season the water with salt, it may taste like sea water!

Cooked Farfalle
Cooked, colorful Farfalle pasta on a sieve.

Cook pasta

Cook the pasta until almost soft, drain and cool under cold running water.

Halve tomatoes
halved tomatoes on the cutting board

Prepare tomatoes

Wash and halve the tomatoes.

Fry the tomatoes
Fry the tomatoes in a coated pan.

Tomatoes fry

Brown the tomatoes with a little oil in a coated pan.

Season with salt, pepper and a little sugar and place in a bowl.

Caramelize tomatoes over an open fire.
Caramelize tomatoes with the creme brulee burner.

Tomatoes caramelize

Alternatively you can caramelize whole tomatoes in a pan with the cream Brulee burner.

Prepare the peppers
Halve and core the peppers.

Prepare peppers

Halve the peppers, remove seeds and cut into strips.

Fry the peppers
Fry the peppers pieces in a hot pan and let them take on color.

Fry peppers

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.

Prepare the carrots
Cut carrots on a kitchen board.

Prepare carrots

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 the ingredients
Put all the prepared ingredients for the pasta salad in a bowl.

Marinate salad

Mix all the prepared ingredients in a bowl.

Add plenty of finely chopped basil.

Add lemon juice.

Grate some Parmesan finely and fold in with the olive oil.

Children's pasta salad served
Prepare pasta salad for children yourself and serve it up deliciously.


Serve pasta salad and decorate with parmesan and basil.

Pasta salad with North Sea shrimps
Pasta salad prepared for adults, I chose northern sea crabs, you can also use smoked tofu for the topping.

Alternatively the Topping with North Sea crabs or with Tofu for adults, or to the trying for the children supplement. Enjoy your meal!

The acidity in this salad is intentionally restrained.

You can adjust the taste yourself by adding lemon juice.

I always add very little sugar and taste the salad again just before serving.

2. Nutritional Information

3. Tip: Use colorful Farfalle for Pasta Salad

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

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.

Ingredients info from chef Thomas Sixt to the colorful noodle

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

4. Popular Noodle Shapes for Pasta Salad

The following classic varieties are ideal…

For adults I added a secret ingredient, this pasta salad makes everyone happy 🙂

Healthy and colourful ingredients make this preparation a attraction.

5. Typical Additions to the Pasta Salad

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!

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.

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

6. More Ideas

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