Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Warm Pasta Salad



Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrate it.  If you do not I hope you have had some wonderful opportunities to make some long standing memories.  Either way today's post is about a salad I made about a year ago and my family loves it.  Its not too bad for you health wise either.  It makes a great side dish to anything you are making.  I believe last year when I made this it was a side dish to our Christmas dinner.  So I hope you all enjoy this as much as my family does.  

Ingredients:

1 cup of whole wheat pasta shells
2 tomatoes diced
2 laughing cow cheese wedges any flavor you enjoy
1 celery stalk diced
1 slice of bacon crumbled, or you can use turkey bacon
1 teaspoon of parsley
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
the juice of half of a lemon
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper 

Instructions:

Cook and drain the pasta as directed on the box.  Do not rinse the pasta.  Next in a large mixing bowl add in pasta, and all veggies.  In a separate bowl mix in the seasonings including lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper.  Whisk the seasonings, oil and lemon juice together and pour over the top of salad.  Last crumble up the bacon and cheese wedges.  Give the salad one last mix and you are ready to serve.  

I hope you all get a chance to try this recipe, its very simple but the flavors compliment each other in such a way that it can go with any main course.  Live, laugh and love all.

Heather


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