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Old 06-30-2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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Cold Pasta & Peppers

There are other variations on this, but here's mine:

1 pound penne cooked al dente then rinsed under cold water
3/4 green, yellow, red bel pepper, sliced
3/4 Anaheim pepper, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
Handful, or so, cherry tomatoes, halved
*Just under a handful calamatta olives, pitted and halved
*5-6 pickled jalapenos
(*I buy these at the salad bar in my supermarket)
About a cup of chopped parsley

Kosher salt, fresh black pepper, red wine vinegar and EVOO to taste

Combine all of the peppers, onions and penne just so it doesn't "look" like too much of one ingredient. I actually used slightly less penne than a pound.

Drizzle on about 1/4 to 1/3rd cup red wine vinegar and add EVOO to make just enough sauce to coat everything. Add the parsley, saly and pepper to taste. I used quite a bit of salt and pepper to achieve the proper seasoning.

Toss and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Thick slices of celery sliced on the bias would be nice too.

Bon Appetite


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Old 06-30-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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mmm, I'd eat that!
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:17 PM   #3
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Hey, where's the feta...I want feta in mine!



Looks wonderful, which reminds me, I've GOT to make dinner!
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:14 PM   #4
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Beautiful meal, Jeekins!
Perfect for a hot summer's day :)
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:17 PM   #5
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Thanks. This is the only kind of food I've been eating lately. It feels good to get away from heavy cream sauces and red meat for once.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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Jeekinz - I was going to make this tonight then I realized I had tabbouleh made already I guess yours will have to wait now and I'm pretty disappointed!!!

These types of meals are great right now, aren't they?

Happy Eating!
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These types of meals are great right now, aren't they?
Absolutely.

I don't feel guilty after eating either. Plus, I have way more energy eating fresh veggies and lighter dishes.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:53 PM   #8
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I made another one tonight. It's basically the same but I added celery, cucumber and a couple green olives. Looks great. Can't wait for lunch tomorrow.
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Jeekinz, that looks great!

Thanks for posting it.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:35 AM   #10
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this is extremely similar to a recipe I use and have posted in the past, for a cold pasta salad. For me it is one of those flavor combinations that is very satisfying, I could/have eat it daily for many weeks and not get sick of it...... I add tomatoes when they start to ripen too..
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