Wednesday, May 11, 2011
recipe box Wednesday
It's from the "Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook". If you don't have a Trader Joes to shop at, I am sure you can find something close to the ingredients in other brands.
Kinda Greek Pasta Salad
1 lb. pasta (I used Barilla Plus Penne Pasta-the recipe called for Whole Wheat Pasta but Mike and Charlie are not big fans)
1 grilled chicken breast - diced (I diced up a fresh one and sauteed it with Greek herbs)
1 (8.5 oz) jar julienned sundried tomatoes in oil (don't drain, it will be part of the dressing)
1 (3.8 oz) can sliced black olives (I did use them from Trader Joes, but next time I would used sliced kalamatas instead to really keep with the Greek theme)
1 (6 oz) container crumbled Feta with Mediterranean herbs
4 Persian cucumbers (or one large regular cucumber) diced (2 cups)
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar (I used 2-thought it needed a little more oomph)
Cook the pasta, drain and cool. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss and serve.
Now that is has been in the fridge overnight, I will probably toss some more balsamic with it before I have it for lunch today.
Mike and Charlie ate big bowls full, but maybe they were just hungry since we ate so late. Next time I would double the amount of chicken, and maybe toss in some fresh oregano now that my herb garden is growing. It would add a nice little fresh touch.
Here is a shot of the sky, it was eerie out last night:
Do you have a favorite summer recipe that you would like to share?