Sunday, July 13, 2014

Amazing Summer Pasta Salad

Amazing Summer Pasta Salad!

I don't create many of my own recipes but here is one I made on the fly today, and really enjoyed!  I hope you do too...

2.5 T  Red Wine Vinegar
1 T  Dijon Mustard
1 T  Canola Oil
1 T  Minced Garlic (or Shallots)
1/8 t  Salt
1/8 t  Black Pepper

2 Avocados
3 Tomatoes
1-2 C  Corn
3/4 C (Dry) Pasta

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well with a fork.

1.  Cook pasta, then rinse in very cold water until it is no longer warm to the tough.  (Note:  Quinoa Pasta has more nutritional value than regular white pasta.  Or, you can leave out the pasta altogether!)
2.  Cut tomatoes and avocados into small, bite-sized pieces
3.  Combine pasta, tomatoes, avocados and corn in a bowl and toss.

Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat salad.  Enjoy!

Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a meal.