Pasta Day In The Summer

C8C453A3-AECC-4055-AA7F-DDF32AFA8D13Today is our pasta day but since it’s summer and going to be 33 today a hot pasta doesn’t seem to be a good idea. My wife said last night maybe I should make a pasta salad which is actually a good idea. Salads are something we both like and with a good salad dressing a pasta salad is really good. Since I make my own salad dressing I get to play with what it will taste like. Made extra because I was hoping to have leftover potato salad for lunch today but my wife ate all of it. For a potato salad that she said was just ok she ended up eating twice as much as I did. So this you can use what ever pasta you have, if you have little bits of different pasta this is a good way to use it up. With any pasta salad you can put just about anything in it, what makes it a good pasta salad is the dressing. This is a simple dressing that works with pasta.

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup olive oil

1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 and 1/2 teaspoons mustard

2 cloves garlic put through a micro grater

Mix everything together in a bowl and set aside

4 cups cooked pasta

1 rib celery chopped

4 inch piece cucumber cut in half moons

8 cherry tomatoes cut in thirds

8 black olives cut in half

3 green onions chopped

1/2 cup small diced mozzarella cheese

2/3 cup thinly sliced bbqed pork chop ( optional ) I used it because I had it in the fridge, use any deli meat you like.

Mix everything together in the dressing and refrigerate for at least 6 hours mixing every hour until you use it.

About Graham Stewart

This is me on a bad day.
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