Monday, August 25, 2008

Pasta Salad

(All is eyeballed, I just made this up, but it's good every single time)
Cook a few cups of your favorite pasta (I like Garden Rotini and Radiator)
and rinse with cold water.
While pasta is cooking prepare following ingredients:
About 1 cup cubed Monterey Jack cheese
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 can medium olives
Then you can also add:
green/red/yellow peppers
Pepperoni slices

I like to chop some basil and parsley from the garden

Then dress with Kraft Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette


Friday, August 1, 2008

Curry Chicken Salad

Someone brought this to a Relief Society Activity- and it reminds me of the one they serve at the BYU MOA Cafe so I have to share it!

1 1/2 c. chopped chicken
1/2 c. chopped celery (1 rib)
1/2 c. chopped cucumber
1/4 c. sliced green onions (2)
3/4 c halved seedless red grapes
2 T. slivered or sliced almonds
1/3 c. light mayonnaise
1 tsp. curry powder
1 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. snipped fresh basil or 1/4 tsp. dried

Combine chicken, veggies, grapes.

In separate bowl, mix mayo, lemon juice and spices.
Add to chicken mixture and combine well.  Chill 1-4 hours, just before serving, add almonds.