Saturday, May 28, 2011

I'm bringing pasta salad back

I was reading on Bon Appetit (the one with Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover) that pasta salad is dead. Why? It is the perfect thing for cookouts. It is chilled and if done well it is quite good. Let's bring it back!


Easy Pasta Salad

2 cloves of garlic, smashed
3 tablespoons olive oil
juice of one lemon
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pecorino cheese

8 ounces pasta
1 cup frozen peas

Cook your pasta according to your directions. While it is cooking, take a mixing bowl and add the first eight ingredients and let it sit while the water is coming to a boil and to cook the pasta.

When the pasta is ready, put the frozen peas in the colander that you will drain the pasta in. Drain the pasta. The heat of the pasta and water will cook your peas. Add the hot drained pasta and peas to the olive oil mixture. Toss to coat.

Makes enough for three people with some leftovers for the following day.

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