Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lemon Pasta Salad

This is the 2nd time I made this recipe. I made it my first time for a barbecue at my sisters. I used orecchiette pasta this time because its what we had but I'd use the recommended bow tie pasta if I made it again. It's a good summer pasta salad when you are looking to get away from the normal mayonnaise based salads which I'm not a fan of.

Adapted from Me and My Pink Mixer

3 T fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon Honey
1/ 2 cup olive oil
sprinkle of salt and pepper

In a bowl whisk the above ingredients together for the dressing. 

Bow Tie Pasta (A little less then 1 lb. box)

1/2 cup diced green pepper
1/3 cup diced roasted red pepper
1 can mandarin orange sections - drained
diced red onion
toasted sunflower seeds

Cook pasta as directed and drain. Add diced peppers, drained oranges, and diced red onions to the pasta. Pour dressing over and toss. Finish off with some sunflower seeds. I'm told Pasta Salads tastes the best after sitting for awhile so the dressing can seep into the pasta. 

Enjoy Kathy!

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