Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In the Kitchen: Pasta Salad

This pasta salad will go down as the best I've ever made! I could really go for a bowl full right now! Not that I make pasta salad a lot but I normally find them pretty bland, no punch of flavor. This one wasn't! It was all due to the dressing I used I think!!! New to me, but a classic! It was Julia Child's recipe after all! I followed Julia Child's Lemon and Oil Dressing recipe and doused the ingredients once complete. {I just about tripled this recipe, for a whole bag of pasta - just for reference}

For the salad you'll need : Pasta of your choice, Grape tomatoes, English cucumber, 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper, snap peas and crumbled feta. (but the best part of pasta salad -use what you like!) And the dressing of course.

Cook the pasta as directed and let it cool. While its cooking chop your veggies!!! A rule of thumb I like to use is to keep everything roughly the same size. So my slicing and dicing resulted in quartering the cucumber, halving the grape tomatoes, etc.

Then put everything in a bowl, toss the pasta on top, add feta, lots of fresh cracked pepper, and dump that lemon/oil goodness! Mix up real good, taste - do you need anything else? More fresh lemon juice, a bit more oil, pepper? Store in fridge until you are ready to chow down!

Now go eat!!!


  1. Yummy–I LOVE pasta salad. Especially in summer...it's so refreshing and easy!

  2. Yes please. So perfect for summer!

  3. Looks so good. You have to try this pasta salad: http://www.dailydishblog.com/2012/07/greek-pesto-pasta-salad_09.html It's one of my favorites!

  4. YUM! I think I'm stealing this recipe to replace my tired one :)


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