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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Summer Pasta Salad

Warm weather is finally here and just like that, summer Liz emerges with all her new, summer behavior.

Iced coffee

A hair drier break-up

Sorry Conair, it's you not me.

Fruit OD

Cute sandals that give me blisters yet I still wear due to said cuteness

Sunglasses Tan Lines

Welcome back, Summer. It's been a while.

Summer Pasta Salad

1/2 cup whole wheat pastsa
1/4 cup roasted peppers
1/4 cup black olives
1/2 cup basil (loosely packed)
1/2 cup cannelini or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup frozen corn
1/4 cup goat cheese


Boil pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile, chop the peppers and basil. Once the pasta is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon and add the frozen peas and carrots and cook for 1-2 minutes. Combine all ingredients, finishing with the goat cheese. Toss together until the cheese has melted.

The great thing about this recipe is that you really can toss any vegetables with it or even change the cheese. I've made this a lot recently, subbing in whatever vegetables that I had one hand. Any way you make it, you have a quick and nutritious lunch or dinner!


  1. Those are also some of my favorite elements of summer... especially iced coffee and cute sandals:-)

  2. Love love love this. And even more, I love iced coffee and breaking up with my blow dryer :)

  3. oh i hear you - blow drying hair is THE WORST in the summer months! not looking forward to when it's THAT hot...