Spring Mix!

By Razan Rousan

Photography by Anastasia Casey

We teamed up with Al-Masar Child Development Services Centre for a fun cooking session that promotes engagement, communication and life skills for kids on the autistic spectrum.

To make this tasty pasta salad, use a visual recipe that shows a picture or illustration of each step. Visuals are a good way to help children follow step-by-step directions.

Spring Pasta Salad

(Serves four person)


250g gluten free pasta

1 cup carrots, cubed

1 cup green beans

1 cup  beetroot, sliced

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup broccoli

1/2 lemon

1tbsp olive oil

Pinch of salt


1. Add the cooked pasta with all the other vegetables

2. Add the olive oil, drizzle some lemon and add a pinch of salt

3. Mix it all together and enjoy!