Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Odds & Ends Fresh & Healthy Weeknight Pasta Salad Recipe
Quick and healthy weeknight meal Idea...
We all have those nights where you don't have time to get to the grocery store, don't want to eat out and don't have alot of time to make something! You need something fresh, healthy and easy to throw together....
This recipe uses all your kitchen odds and ends and makes a quick and easy pasta salad that can also be eaten on the go...
Anything can work but most especially yummy is veggie pasta salad noddles, quinoa noddles or any short pasta noodle. Cook as directed on package.
Whatever your have left in your veggie drawer will do. Zucchini, bell peppers, garlic, squash, carrots, broccoli, spinach. Anything will work. Chop into bite sized pieces. Add raw to noddles or add to paste cooking water for last 2-3 minutes while paste cooks.
Drain veggies and pasta.
Toss with 2 tbs healthy oil (flax, hemp or olive), 1 tsp, Sea Salt, 1 tsp. coarse black pepper with a squeeze of fresh citrus (lemon, lime or orange juice).
To top add fresh diced herbs. Anything you have growing outside or hanging around in the fridge.
Delicious and packs a nutrient punch!