Monday, May 2, 2011

Another Spring Pasta Salad

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their comments yesterday. I really don't give a rat's butt what anyone thinks of me but it is rather annoying to deal with these twits! I changed my setting to not allow anonymous comments. I should have done that in the first place. And believe me, irreverence is my middle name. That bit on the Royal Family didn't even come close!

Anyhoo.....here is an easy recipe for another spring pasta salad.


You can use the small pearl mozzarella if you can find it. I used the cherry tomato sized ones and cut them in quarters. Don't use the big fresh balls because they are too soft.


Slice a container of cherry tomatoes in half.


Boil a box of orrechietta pasta in salted water.


Add six T. of olive oil.


Add 3 T. of white balsamic vinegar.


Add 2 tsp. of an Italian seasoning. I like Tuscan Sunset from Penzey's Spices.


Mix this all around to blend.


Drain and rinse the pasta with cold water to cool it off.


Add several tablespoons of fresh chives. Add one clove of grated garlic and stir to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

20 comments:

Pricilla said...

Aaaah, summer in a bowl

Texan said...

oh this looks good, I will be right over with a loaf of my french bread! tee hee :O)

Garbage Cinderella said...

Aha! I needed this post on a very uninspired cooking day! Thanks so much--will make it for dinner tonight :)

laurie said...

I'm new at this blogging and was worried about nasty comments but my husband said,, oh nobody's going to bother taking the time to write something nasty well I guess he was wrong,,I can't beleive it!If they don't like it ,,, why stay and comment,, thats crazy.I think you could straighten them out pretty fast though and I don't know you out side blog land but lets just say ,, I want you on my side in a brawl,, lol,, have a better day,, I love your wit,, love the recipes,, wow can you cook,,

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nothing says "time to eat outside" like a big pasta salad!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Brilliant, just my taste. Diane

Guillaume said...

This looks so perfect for spring.

Wizardess said...

Delish...maybe I will make for Mother's Day. So sorry to hear that you have acquired some blog trolls.:(

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i just bought a container of those tiny mozzarella pears...and tomatoes too

:-)

summertime.....

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i meant mozzarella PEARLS...i don't know why i call them pears...

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Mmmm... that looks so refreshing and delicious!

Kat said...

Ooh, I actually think I can manage to make this one...must try.

BTW...are you going to be going on any day trips soon? I like the blogs of your travels to thrifts stores or markets or the Amish country...love those, oh and of course your annual trips to Salem...always look forward to those in the fall. I live in big, boring SoCal so I look forward to these fun finds you get in the small, quaint towns.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

This looks so good. If I wasn't so tired I'd make it right now. But tomorrow is another day.

floweringmama said...

Wow, can you cook for me for the rest of the week? I have one more final to make it through and the kids are tired of the processed boxed stuff I've been serving.
I've never seen the pearls here, but it's a small town.

petoskystone said...

my favorite type of summer cooking: fresh pasta salad! beyond me why anyone would want to buy store-made when homemade is so easy...

William Bezek said...

You had me at rat's butt...

Monique said...

That looks wonderful. Thank you very much for the recipe !!
Have a magical day.

Lydia said...

Yummy! Thanks Jaz, and don't let the haters get you down ... I so enjoy your blog and all the wonderful inspiration!

the wild magnolia said...

Yum, yum, yum!

Thank you!

xoxo to "Teddy Red Fluffs".

Mina said...

Oh this is right up my alley! Thank you.