Pretty Pasta Salad

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Unlike most other recipes, which have come from people who have used Prayani raita, this recipe is from us. We actually make a Pasta Raita at home, and here is a pretty pasta salad that's inspired from that. Of course, you can use any pasta, but Banza is a favorite, as they have been our go to people for advice. 

  • ½ cup Prayani tomato raita (Find near me)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup minced basil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 8-oz. Box Banza chickpea rotini pasta
  • ½ cup marinated artichoke, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced in half and cut into thin half-moons

For the dressing, mix together the Prayani raita, olive oil, basil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and honey. Set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add about 2 tablespoons of salt and then the Banza pasta. Cook per package instructions (about 8 minutes). Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water to stop the cooking.In a large bowl, mix the pasta with the dressing, then add in the artichoke, tomatoes, olives, and cucumber. Garnish with more basil.

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