Flying saucer salad

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Flying saucer salad
Flying saucer salad
Calories per serving:209
Ready in:10 minutes, plus 15 minutes if you need to cook the pasta etc.
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:None
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th October 2012
Dischi volante

This salad takes its name from the pasta incorporated into it - dischi volante. This 'flying disk' pasta shape was invented in the late 1940s after Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting of a flying saucer in the USA. This pasta can be obtained from branches of Tesco.


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  1. In a large bowl, mix the pasta, sweetcorn, tomatoes, spring onions, lettuce and garlic.
  2. Add a little vinegar and enough oil to coat the salad thoroughly.
  3. Serve immediately.

Serving suggestions

For a healthy lunch, serve with freshly made bread and a strong cheese.


I used cider vinegar and avocado oil, but use any combination that appeals. Experiment with other chunky pasta shapes.

Make your own pasta from scratch

A 2 minute step-by-step video showing how to make pasta dough from 2 eggs, 100g of flour and a food mixer.

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