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
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.
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.
Italian Pasta Salad
Pasta (I'm using Bow Ties)
Feta Cheese (Big Chunks)
Fresh Herbs (anything you like)
Black or Kalamata Olives
Cubed Fresh Squash
Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Chop herbs and spring onions
Juice of One Lemon, Squeezed
In a small sauce pan sauté squash in small amount of olive oil
In a deep pot add water and salt, bring to boil
Add Pasta and cook, remove while still firm, or Al dente
Add Herbs and Onions, Tomatoes, Olives, Feta, and Squash
Mix Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Garlic together
Pour over Pasta and Mix
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.