A Summer Meal Side Dish

Thursday, June 20, 2013
If you're like me, then you find it difficult to eat hot, heavy meals on hot summer days. You also find it difficult to keep the dinner menu fresh and different. Well this evening is one of those hot summer days and I am all out of unique dishes to come up with. But, I dug around in the fridge, freezer, and pantry and decided that with the ingredients I have a cold pasta salad would be just the trick for an enjoyable meal. Not only is it going to be a cold delight for dinner, but it was so simple to put together!

Easy Peasy Cold Pasta
  • What You'll Need
    • 1 cup whole grain rotini pasta noodles
    • 1 bag steamable broccoli 
    • 1 bag steamable corn
    • 1 package imitation crab meat
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1-2 TBSP lemon juice (or to your liking)
    • Salt to your tasting
  • What You'll Do
    • Cook your pasta noodles, then drain, and let cool.
    • Steam broccoli and corn (separately).
    • Cut up the crab into edible bites.
    • Add the broccoli (just the florets), corn, crab, and pasta.
    • Toss the mayo, lemon juice, and salt in with the pasta and other ingredients.
    • Put in the fridge for at least thirty minutes or longer if you have the time!
1 comment on "A Summer Meal Side Dish "
  1. i make this one all the time:

    1 box rotini
    1 green pepper, seeded and chopped into medium pieces
    1 red or yellow pepper, seeded and chopped into medium pieces
    1 cucumber, seeded and sliced
    1 cup sliced baby carrots
    1 summer sausage, cut into medium pieces
    1 block montery jack cheese, cut into small cubes

    you just cook the pasta drain and rinse it in cold water to cool, and toss it all together in a big bowl. i usually use ranch dressing, but the beauty of it is that you can use any dressing you want (i just put the dressing on each serving so you can choose each time). sometimes i add broccoli or other veggies. so yummy and easy!



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