Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

Recipe ingredients1/4 cup balsamic vinegar3 Tbsp. water1 1/2 tsp. olive oil1/4 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. pepper1 clove garlic, minced1/2 cup small broccoli flowerets1/2 cup small cauliflower flowerets1/2 cup julienne-cut carrot1/2 cup julienne-cut red bell pepper4 cups cooked bow tie pasta2 Tbsp. thinly sliced fresh basil1/4 cup grated Asiago cheeseRecipe directionsCombine vinegar and next 5 ingredients in a jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Set aside. Drop broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot into…

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Recipe ingredients2 small zucchini2 small yellow squash2 plum tomatoes2 green onions2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar2 tsp. minced garlic1/4 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. pepper1 Tbsp. commercial pestoRecipe directionsCut zucchini, squash, and tomatoes in half lengthwise. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Combine all ingredients, except pesto, in a large ziploc bag. Seal the bag and shake well. Marinate for about an hour or more. Place the zucchini and yellow squash on a grill rack which has been sprayed with nonst…

Seafood Salad

Seafood Salad

Recipe ingredients4 ears corn, shucked 2 cups finely diced zucchini 1 cup finely diced tomato6 ounces of your choice: crab, surimi crab sticks, or lobster 1/2 lb shrimp, cooked and peeled 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup slivered fresh basil leaves, dividedRecipe directionsCook corn in boiling water for 7 minutes, or until done. Remove to a plate and let cool. Cut kernels from cobs and place kernels in a large bowl. Bring wate…