pasta dishes

Lemon Sesame Tuna & Chickpea Orzo Salad

Ingredients: for the salad: 8 oz dried orzo, cooked to package instructions and drained 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 bunch green onions, diced 3 3-oz pouches Safe Catch Elite Wild Tuna 15-oz canned chickpeas, drained 3 oz crumbled feta 1/4 cup roughly chopped Italian parsley 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced […]

Fruitcake Cookie Bars

  Ingredients: 1 cup flour PLUS 1/4 cup (divided use) 3  cups fruitcake mix candied fruit (a mix of candied cherries, pineapple, citron, lemon peel, and orange peel) 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon orange zest […]

Spaghetti with Walnuts, Anchovy and Parsley

Ingredients: 3/4-1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1/4 cup bread crumbs 2 oz anchovies in olive oil 5 cloves garlic 1 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes bunch Italian parsley, chopped 3/4 lb spaghetti Parmesan for sprinkling Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti […]

Midsummer Orzo Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup (dry) orzo 2 ears’ worth corn kernels 1 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes 2 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into half-moons 3 tablespoons minced dill 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 4 oz baby arugula, coarsely chopped 4 oz crumbled feta 3 tablespoons sherry […]

Peppers and Olives Macaroni Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb macaroni, cooked to package instructions 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Dijon 1/4-1/3 cup coarsely chopped manzanilla olives with pimento (I used these which are prechopped) splash of olive juice 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced 1/2 red onion, minced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon […]

Dilled Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad with Gorgonzola

Ingredients: 3/4 cup (dry) orzo 1 zucchini, cubed 1 Spanish black radish, cubed 6 oz crimini mushrooms, quartered 1/4 lb asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces olive oil a sprinkle of jalapeno garlic seasoning (I use this but you can sub in ground jalapenos and granulated garlic) freshly ground black pepper […]

Rainbow Chard, Meyer Lemon and Dill Orzo

Ingredients: 1 cup orzo 15 oz (canned) cannellini beans, drained 1 large bunch of rainbow chard or Swiss chard, stems and leaves chopped (separate the stems and leaves) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small red onion, cut into half-moon sliced 1/4 cup chopped dill 3/4 (loose) cup Italian or curly […]