Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Pasta Salad

Dear PioneerWoman. Thank you for another wonderful recipe! It's 90 degrees out today and all I can think about for lunch & dinner is something cold and "vegetabley"....

Summer Pasta Salad

Thinly cut up 1 zuchinni into teeny triangles. These will be eaten raw in the pasta salad. Before you FREAK out and say "I do not like raw zuchinni" (like I did), and make up your mind that you will change the recipe and cook yours...Don't. Cut thinly, close your eyes and take a bite, and you will forever change your mind. It's like a decadent cucumber, and you get bonus points for being healthy and eating it this way. Trust. Me.

Next, add 1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes. (And please forgive the sideways picture).

Next, chop up about 1/4 of a cup of fresh parsley and get your 1 lemon ready for squeezing. (And change your iphone picture over to Instagram settings for dramatic effect.)

Add parsley, and the juice of 1/2 a lemon to the bowl. (If you are a lemon-lover like me, add juice of one whole lemon). Add 3 oz of feta cheese....this is where your mouth will start to water.

Add 1/2 a box of cooked and drained, whole wheat pasta. Toss to your little hearts content. Add salt and pepper to taste, and Voila, a cold, "vegetabley" summer meal full of pasta goodness!

“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” — Bob Marley