Posts Tagged "summer"

Bean Salad

»Posted on Apr 12, 2011 in Recipes | Comments Off on Bean Salad

Here is a recipe I love to make during the summer months because I don’t have to use a stove and heat up the kitchen on those hot days. Bean Salad 1 can of kidney beans 1 can of pinto beans 1 can of green beans 1 can of chick peas several stalks of celery-diced 1 red onion-diced Mix all the ingredients together then put oil and vinegar in to taste (the mixture should be what you like–I usually have more vinegar to oil). Season with salt, pepper and Mrs. Dash. With this recipe you can substitute different beans or spices. This salad is better if it sits a day in the refrigerator and it last for a while.

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Summer Pasta Salad

»Posted on Apr 12, 2011 in Recipes | Comments Off on Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad (This salad gets better the second time around—great leftovers.)   ¾ cup of ranch dressing 8 oz. pasta (You can experiment to see which one you like the best.) 1 cup of broccoli florets 1 cup of artichoke hearts, quartered 1 zucchini, diced ½ red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup frozen peas, thawed 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup pitted and halved black olives (You can add a large can of tuna or chicken, and I usually double the recipe.)   Cook pasta according to package directions. Place broccoli in a strainer; drain cooked pasta in same strainer. Run cool water over all and drain well. Transfer pasta and broccoli to a serving bowl. Add ranch dressing and remaining ingredients and toss gently to coat. Serve...

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