Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My favorite Pasta Salad



Here's how to make the cutest pasta salad ever. First, find your perfect pasta shape. I think the bows (farfelle) looks best, but go for shells if you like them better.

Boil a cup of your chosen pasta until al dente and drain. Now, for the fillers, pick two colors that contrast with the pasta's white. I think of this salad as red and yellow of summer specled with green. And I get there by adding strips of roasted yellow and red peppers. If you don't like peppers, substitute a tomato for red pepper. For yellow, add 1/2 cup of boiled corn.

Now for the dressing. Mix a tbsp of capers, a tbsp of chopped chives, juice of one lemon and 1/2 tsp honey in a bowl. Add salt and pepper, then whisk everything together and add to pasta and peppers while they are still warm. Toss to coat.

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