SUMMER RECIPE TUTORIAL

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Tossed greens with pasta, fruit and balsamic vinaigrette

Try this nice summer salad recipe....great for outdoors !
Ingredients

For the dressing
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary or 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 2 large fresh pears, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons roasted unsalted soy nuts

Directions

To make the dressing, add the rosemary, cinnamon, salt, balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a small bowl. Whisk thoroughly to blend.Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the
pasta and cook until al dente (tender), 10 to 12 minutes, or according to the package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly and rinse under cold water.
In large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, mixed greens, pears, water chestnuts and raisins. Whisk the dressing again briefly and add to the salad. Toss to coat evenly. Divide the salad onto individual plates and top with soy nuts. Serve immediately...hmm...great salads is ready. Enjoy !

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