Thursday, July 7, 2011

summer pasta salad!

i just posted about some of my farmers market purchases, and i was not kidding when i said how delicious the produce was! my whole car smelled like a caprese salad before i even got home thanks to fresh basil and tomatoes :)

i knew i had to use most of this immediately. sadly it wasn't because i thought it would go bad, it was because i couldn't handle another minute without it....

so i made a delish, fresh pasta salad!

ingredients for the salad:
  • handful or two of cooked whole wheat pasta - i used penne
  • handful of grape tomatoes (yellow or red), chopped into two or four pieces
  • two or three radishes, thinly sliced
  • palmful of frozen (or fresh!) sweet white corn kernels
  • a small plum tomato, diced
  • handful of basil, chiffonade
ingredients for dressing:
  • juice of one lemon
  • teeny bit of lemon zest - gah, im so good at measuring...
  • pinch of cayenne - or in my case, a lot more than a pinch
  • pinch of sugar, salt and fresh ground pepper
  • tablespoon or two of evoo
whisk together dressing ingredients and toss all salad ingredients in with the dressing! 

enjoy! i know you will! it's the most refreshing salad ive had in a while! i'm going to try it with more veggies and no pasta next time! mmmmm!


  1. make me this and ill build you a castle, with working chairs

  2. done and done! next weds, castle and summer pasta it is! (gotta wait til weds so i can get super fresh ingredients again!)