pasta salad

autumn soba

Autumnal Sesame Soba

   Take sesame dressed chilled soba into the fall by adding some heartier ingredients like delicata squash, chicken and red cabbage. I will start this off with the usual disclaimer that I am in no way, shape, or form saying this some traditional, authentic recipes from any cuisine. I will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pea Shoot Macaroni Salad

Ingredients: 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning 1 tablespoon ground mustard (ground, like Colman’s) 1 medium red onion, diced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 3 tablespoons dill pickle relish 1/2 lb pea shoots, blanched and chopped 16 oz warm, slightly over-cooked macaroni* Directions: […]

Garlic Chive & Dill Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1  lb freshly steamed, peeled large shrimp, cut in half 2/3 cup chopped garlic chives 1/4 cup diced green onion 8 oz cooked, small pasta (I used regular old macaroni) for the dressing: 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise 2-3 teaspoons minced dill 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar salt pepper Directions: Place […]