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RECIPES: Bow Tie Pasta Salad

This salad is refreshing, healthy, and simple to make with just four ingredients. Its wonderful to serve with grilled chicken which is what I do or just alone as a side dish if you are a vegetarian. You can serve this warm or cold, whichever you please. I find this colorful salad kid friendly too. Not a fan of feta, simply just use goat cheese or cubed cheese of your choice.

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What you need:

2 cups of bow tie pasta

4 teaspoon of olive oil

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

1 cup of tomato, chopped

salt & pepper

1 cup of feta cheese

1/2 cup chopped basil

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Directions:

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1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine oil, garlic and tomatoes. Cook tomatoes for about 3 minutes until the juices start to be released. Season with salt and pepper. While this is cooking boil your water and cook pasta accordingly to box directions.

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2. Combine pasta and tomatoes. Mix well.

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2. Add in cheese and basil. Toss. Sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese for a little extra flavor. Serve hot or cold!

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Roasted Corn & Red Pepper Salad

Easy, low calorie, simple ingredient recipe! Need a way to use left over corn on the cob! This salad is perfect atop chicken or even as a side dish with your meal. My mom made this for a BBQ that she hosted at the shore and brought home some of the leftovers! Even a day old this recipe still was filled with flavor!

Here is the recipe for this delicious salad!

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What you need:

6 ears corn, husked
2 large red bell peppers, seeded, sliced into small strips
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley, or cilantro
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sugar
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook the corn in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Drain, and when cool enough to handle, cut the kernels off the cob into a mixing bowl, with a sharp knife. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Chill and toss again before serving. Taste and adjust seasoning to your tastes.

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Summer Spinach Salad

Did you know ….Its strawberry season!

  • Strawberries were originally called strewberries because the fruit was ‘strewn’ amongst the leaves of the plant.
  • Strawberries are low fat, low calorie; high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, potassium
  • In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity

Its that time of the year to go strawberry picking, Not sure where to go in your state. Find out here!

Here is a simple Spinach & Strawberry Salad  that I paired with grilled chicken.

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(Its my version of Panera Bread “Strawberry Poppyseed Salad”)

What you need:

2 cups of Spinach

1/2 of strawberries

1/3 cup red onion

1/3 feta cheese

3 tablespoon of honey roasted walnuts ( I purchased from Wegmans)

2 tablespoon of Brianna’s Poppy seed Salad Dressing – (Goal is to pick a light dressing not something heavy and creamy)

Want to find out other recipes you can make using strawberries for breakfast, lunch or dinner, click here!

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