NEW DELHI,21.01.20-Watching the elaborate Republic Day parade on TV or witnessing the grandeur live is always exciting. After all, it’s a day when people across India cherish the rich heritage and diversity of the country. But as usual, no celebration in this land is complete without mouth-watering delicacies, and what better way to celebrate the special day than with some tri-colour recipes. Del Monte brings the mouth-watering Italian recipes for this Republic Day so, take out your apron, and get set to prepare these easy Pastas.

Tricolor Pasta Salad with Eggs, Corn and Olives


Preparation time: 30minutes

Servings: 2 to 3


250 grams, tricolor pasta

· 12 to 15 black olives, sliced

· 2 to 3 hard boiled eggs

· ½ cup, sweet corn, boiled

For Salad Dressing:

75 ml, olive oil

· 1 tablespoon, dried basil

· 1 tablespoon, vinegar

· 1 teaspoon, honey

· 1 teaspoon, crushed garlic

· Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.

· For dressing :

· Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Keep the dressing aside for 10 minutes.

· In a bowl, add cooked pasta, olives and corns. Add the dressing to the mixture and toss well.

Dish out the salad in a serving bowl, top with halved eggs and serve cold.


If you prefer, you may add garlic tossed mushroom as a veg protein in place of eggs.

Tricolor Pasta with Chicken sausage and bell pepper

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Servings: 3 to 4


3 cups, tricolor spiral pasta

· ¾ cup, chicken sausage, sliced

· 1 teaspoon, garlic, finely chopped

· ½ teaspoon, dried oregano

· ½ teaspoon, dried basil

· ¼ teaspoon, chilli flakes

· ½ cup, red bell pepper, finely chopped

· 2 tablespoons, butter

· 1 tablespoon, olive oil

· 3-4 tablespoons, mayonnaise

· Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the tricolor pasta as per the packet instructions.

In a pan, heat butter and oil together. Add chopped garlic and cook until aromatic and golden. Add chicken sausage and saute it for 3 to 4 minutes. Add red bell pepper and saute for another 2 minutes.
Season with oregano, basil, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Cook for another minute. Take it off the heat.

· In a large bowl, combine pasta, tossed chicken sausage and mayonnaise. Mix well and serve warm.