Skip to comments.FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (May 21, 2012)
Posted on 05/21/2012 1:41:10 PM PDT by libertarian27
Welcome to the 24th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread for 2012.
Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or four- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!
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Good salad for a hot day. Serve alone as a meal or with grilled chicken or fish.
Pasta Salad with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
1 lb. fusilli pasta
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 8 oz. jar sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
2 T. red wine vinegar
1 lg. garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. ground pepper
1 bunch arugula, washed, dried and torn (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup green olives, pitted and sliced
6 oz. fresh mozz. cheese, cut into 1/2” cubes
1. Cook pasta and 1 T. salt according to package - al dente. Drain, rinsing well with cold water. Transfer pasta to a large bowl and toss with 1 T. oil. Set aside.
2. Drain the tomatoes, reserving oil. Coarsely chop tomatoes. Mix reserved oil with vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl.
3. Add the arugula, olives, mozz. cheese, and chopped tomatoes to the pasta. Pour in the vinaigrette, toss gently, and serve immed.
Note: Sometimes I don’t use all the oil from the jar of tomatoes as sometimes it’s more oil than I really want. You can go light on the oil and always add more if you think necessary. Also, you can adjust the amount of olives and mozz. I love olives so always put in more than called for.
How do you think balsamic vinegar would go w/that? I love balsamic.
I think balsamic would be great. Try it.
Made your dip. Yum!
Thanks for the feedback - it will become a go to recipe for us....
Please add me to your Weekly Recipe Thread. Thanks!
carriage, you’re added to the ping list :)
recap of this week’s recipes:
Appetizers _ Post#` 6 _ Bobbys Hot Tomato, Jack and Crab Dip
Beef _ Post#` 10 _ Barbecue Beef Brisket
Beef _ Post#` 15 _ Brisket
Pasta _ Post#` 21 _ Pasta Salad with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Poultry _ Post#` 4 _ My Favorite Chicken
Sauces _ Post#` 14 _ Southwestern Marinade
May 26th thread
(oops, even though I labeled it 27th :)
Thank you! Something smells good in the Kitchen!
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