Guest Blogger~Emily!

Hi everyone!

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Today I want to introduce you to Emily from The French Hutch! Emily was a “Guest Chef” over at our DTL Herb blog and so, I am thrilled to have her here at The Thrifty Groove. Emily is sharing a yummy salad. What I love about Emily’s cooking is she is in to Farmer Market fresh produce and herbs. It can make all the difference in the taste of your dish.

……..oh, on a side note….Emily, I LOVE your copper pots!

Okay, take it away Emily!

 

 

Summer Supper ~ Light and Easy

Italian Pasta Salad

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Today I am the Guest Blogger at my friend Diann's Blog, The Thrifty Groove. Thank You Diann, I am thrilled to do a post for you.

E83FCCEB-D3F4-4377-9F32-5276464BFDF7 I found inspiration for this post at our local River Market. Located on the river downtown you can find flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade jams, jellies and relish while listening to local musicians. Local farmers are here three times each week and I usually go once a week to buy fresh produce. Today I was hoping to find fresh herbs for a pasta salad my daughter-in-law makes. I always enjoy when she serves it so I asked her for her recipe. This recipe is perfect for summer, it's light, healthy and easy.


Ingredients

Italian Pasta Salad

Pasta (I'm using Bow Ties)

Feta Cheese (Big Chunks)

Fresh Herbs (anything you like)

Cherry Tomatoes

Spring Onions

Black or Kalamata Olives

Cubed Fresh Squash



Dressing

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Garlic

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Chop herbs and spring onions

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Juice of One Lemon, Squeezed

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In a small sauce pan sauté squash in small amount of olive oil

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In a deep pot add water and salt, bring to boil

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Add Pasta and cook, remove while still firm, or Al dente

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Add Herbs and Onions, Tomatoes, Olives, Feta, and Squash

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Mix Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Garlic together

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Pour over Pasta and Mix

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Ingredients are simple and fresh. Add what you like, more or less. The dressing is also simple, just lemon juice and olive oil, garlic if you like.

Serve Pasta cold as a light lunch or as a side dish with meat and vegetables.

We have been having such a hot summer and I've been looking for recipes to serve that are healthy, light and easy to prepare. I want to thank my daughter-in-law for sharing her grandma's recipe. My friend Diann will also be happy to know this is a very thrifty meal.

5 comments :

  1. I love Pasta Salad especially in the summer. This one looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing! Hey Diann, love the new header! Hugs, Linda

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  2. Thank you Diann for featuring me as your guest blogger this week. I hope your friends will enjoy the recipe I'm sharing, one of my favorites!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  3. Hello Emily! It's so nice to see you here! And what a fabulous recipe! I would love to make this for a nice summertime meal! Thanks, girlfriend! And thanks Dianna for sharing your blog with us!

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  4. Hi Emily, I was fun to see you here at Diann's. That salad looks and sound delish. I can almost taste it. Only one problem, I had a little trouble concentrating on the salad. I keep ogling the beautiful copper pots. They are AWESOME!
    Now I am going to make this awesome salad but alas, I will have to use my stainless pots. LOL!
    Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your posts and thank you Diann for featuring Emily.
    xo Ginger

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