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!!!

14 comments:

  1. Yum! I love a good pasta salad.

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

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  3. Yes please. So perfect for summer!

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    1. we could have a pasta salad date!

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  4. 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!

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

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