Cool off this Summer with this refreshing, easy and tasty pasta salad.
Cool as a Cucumber Pasta Salad
8 oz pasta cooked, drained and rinsed
2 cucumbers peeled, quartered and cut into 1 ” pieces
1 T chopped fresh mint
1 T chopped fresh parsley
1 T chopped ginger ( I used the refrigerated pre-minced found in the produce section of my supermarket)
1/2 c sour cream
3 T rice wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste.
Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to incorperate. Chill and serve.
Ok there is some green in there too, but otherwise this is a tasty and patriotic dish. This is one of my most requested recipes. Healthy, easy and refreshing it is perfect for potlucks, picnics, or summertime meals.
Red, White, and Blue Salad
2 c baby arugula
1/2 seedless watermelon cut into bite sized chunks
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 contained feta cheese crumbled
1/4 c olive oil
1 lime juiced
3T red wine vinegar
1 t minced ginger
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper
In a large bowl, add watermelon, blueberries , arugula and feta, toss together until mixed. Then in a small bowl whisk together, oil, vinegar, ginger, lime juice and salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss before serving.
*** If you want to make it even easier, use a good store bought red wine vinaigrette and squeeze a lime over the salad instead of making the dressing.