This is a very versatile salad...use any pasta, trade different veggies in and out, different seafood, olives or not. The choice is yours!
And this recipe makes enough so you can pack some for lunches the next day as well!
3 cups medium shell pasta
227g lobster, crab or seafood flavoured pollock (about 1 cup)
2 small sweet peppers (red, green, orange, or yellow) diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1/3 of an English cucumber, diced
1 stalk of celery, diced
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
some chopped spinach
kalamata olives if you have them
2/3 cup olive oil
2 tsps basil
2 tbsps parmesan
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp dried tomato flakes
3 tbsps vinegar
1 green onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp oregano
Cook, drain and cool the pasta. Set aside.
Combine all the dressing ingredients in a food processor.
I found these dried tomato flakes at a bulk store. They add a rustic tomato flavour to the dressing.
Once the dressing is processed pour it over the pasta, veggies and your choice of seafood.
Add the feta and spinach and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
I could eat this all day long!
I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!