01 October 2012

Summers last hurrah!

I understand this picture totally sucks, but it was taken in a panic of eating lunch today and not having a pasta picture. Give a girl a break :)

 Green pasta salad. Sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Funny thing is, this salad really isn’t green at all,  I just put as much as I can that is green into it. Get it? Cause generally..green stuff is good for you. 

 After the last couple weeks and our NUMEROUS comfort food recipes, I figured I should show that I don’t rival Paula Deen with my cream cheese and butter usage, and show you some lighter favorites. Pasta salad being one of them. Yeah yeah its more of a summer lunchtime food, but I LOVE IT. And also I think that summer deserves one last hurrah. Ask anyone, they will tell you my pasta salad is freaking delicious…and I tend to agree with them.

You will need:
Some veggie pasta
Some basil pesto
All the green veggies you like
(I used)
Green pepper
And Peas.
But feel free to add whatever you’d like

The dressing is sort of weird, but its SO SO good. You just have to trust me okay?
I use 1 tablespoon olive juice (I know…weird)
Some red wine vinegar
Olive oil
Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons of basil pesto.

Work it together until it tastes right. If you haven’t noticed, I’m not much for measuring, because I believe in tasting as you go, cause everyone has a different pallet, and sometimes good tastes different to different people. You know? Okay good.

I put this salad in 5 little containers for my lunch at work this week, and its EXACTLY what I want after sitting at my desk all day. I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Looks and sounds fantastic. I put olive juice in my potato salad--just a touch, adds a little something extra.