Summer and the livin’ is easy. Well I guess I shouldn’t say easy, I still have to work, but summer and the livin’ is magnificient is more like it! Summer breeds countless days in the sun, parties, and outdoor gatherings. If asked, I would have to say my favorite summer activity of all is an outdoor barbecue with friends, fun games and great food.
While I’ve been known to scoff down my share of cheeseburgers, I am very partial to the sides. I mean what’s better for soaking up that one-margarita-too-many than a nice pasta salad. Summer pasta salad is the perfect name for this recipe because it has light, fresh flavors creating a happy summertime moment with each bite.
Please share in the comments your favorite summertime activities and treats!
Summer Pasta Salad Recipe
1 box orecchiette
1 cup shucked English Peas
1 stalk celery, chopped finely
1 large handful basil
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Make the pasta according to the box’s instructions.
On the side, remove the stems from the basil, then delicately roll a few pieces of basil together similar to a cigar shape. Cut thin slices of the rolled basil creating little ribbons of basil.
Mix all of the ingredients together creating the perfect summer salad.