"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." Marthe Troly-Curtin

Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Veggie Pasta Salad

Cook pasta per box instructions.  As you can see I added all my favorite veggies, chopped and seeded cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, peas, red onion, carrots and green pepper.  I steamed the veggies (except tomatoes, green pepper, onion and cucumbers) and cooled before adding to pasta.

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and ground black pepper to taste


I used my Cuisinart Smart Stick to blend the dressing until smooth.

1. Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, shallot, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a glass jar with a lid. Replace lid on the jar and shake vigorously until thoroughly combined.