Friday, June 20, 2008

Pasta Salad

Mark is really tired of pasta. We have tons of it. Then I found out he was just tired of all the pasta sauce. No problem! Let's jazz up that pasta with different things. The kids can eat up the pasta sauce :)

Curried Pasta Salad

This is not really a recipe but general instructions as the amount would vary since you may want a single serving or enough for a potluck meal.

Cook a pot of pasta of choice (any kind would do. I've used shells, gemelli, fusilli, macaroni and more. Here's a list of different dried pastas :) ). Drain and rinse with cool water and put in a bowl. Add cubed ham and vegetables of choice. Cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, celery, zucchini and whatever else you enjoy are good choices. The more the merrier. Make a dressing of either mayo (light is best) or a vinegrette (vinegar and sugar with a spash of oil) and stir in curry powder to taste as so it's not overwhelming but tasty. Toss everything together in a big bowl and serve chilled, although it is nice warm too.

This is good for using up leftover pasta and vegetables. It's also nice to keep in the fridge as it tastes better after the flavors have a chance to mingle for a while.

yum yum!!