Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cool Garden Pasta for a Hot Summer Day

Too hot!!  Today was too hot for warm food. But alas, I had to use the stove.  In the future, I'll make this one up in the morning or even the night before.  This is great cold (for dinner or as leftovers) but we couldn't wait and ate it nearly cold.

And so, to make Cool Garden Pasta for a Hot Summer Day...


Cool Garden Pasta for a Hot Summer Day

Ingredients:
1 lb bow tie pasta
1 lb ground chicken
1 clove garlic
1 medium zucchini, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup corn
3 Tbsp olive oil
large handful of fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:
1. Boil 1 lb bow tie noodles until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water when done.  Put back in pot and place in fridge to cool.

Meanwhile:

2. Pan-fry 1 lb ground chicken with one clove garlic until done. Add meat mixture to cooling noodles.

3. Add 1 Tbsp of oil to hot pan and fry 1 medium zucchini, chopped into bite-sized pieces, until dark and flavourful. Add zucchini to pasta pot.

4. Add 1 Tbsp of oil to hot pan and fry 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes until just releasing flavour. Add tomatoes to pasta pot.

5. Add 1 Tbsp of oil to hot pan and fry 1 cup corn until it has picked up all the juices from the pan. Add corn to pasta pot.

Chop a large handful of fresh basil and add to pasta pot. Season with salt and pepper. Leave in fridge to chill or eat as is.

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