Wednesday, March 25, 2009

lovin' my sun-dried tomatoes; 2 salads

Bow-tie Pasta Salad

  • your choice of pasta
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper (or Italian dressing, if that's what you prefer)
  • cubed cheese
  • olives
  • sun-dried tomatoes (I love their slightly chewiness, and their longevity in salads vs. fresh)
  • sliced red pepper, or zukes, cucumber, whatever
  • parmesan cheese sprinkled on top
  1. Combine the above and chill in fridge an hour before serving.

Couscous Pea and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

  • 1 1/2 c. plain couscous, cooked
  • peas, thawed
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • green onion (optional)
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • sprinkle of garlic powder
  • lemon pepper, sprinkled generously
  1. Combine the above. Chill in fridge an hour before serving. (Tastes really good the day after).
These are two very versatile salads. I'm kind of posting them as templates for me to reference. You pretty much can use whatever seasonings/veggies you like in these salads. I bought my sun-dried tomatoes at Walmart and they are about 3 dollars a jar in the canned vegetable aisle. They come slightly seasoned in oil, but you just throw them in (drained) as is and they are great. anyway..these are great side dishes. Also great in the summer as cold salads. Throw in chicken in either one and have dinner!

1 comment:

Cristina said...

Yummy, these will be great for summer, when a salad is all you need for dinner. Can't wait. We tried your sugar cookie bars and they are so yummy. They taste like a Granny B cookie.