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03 July 2007 @ 09:15 am
fierce pasta salad  
I'm normally not a fan of pasta salad. Most of the time it's bland and gloopy with mayonaise (which is bad enough indoors and out in the hot sun can be positively scary). But I make a pasta salad for K. that's got a decent bite to it and since there's no mayo, it can handle hanging around at room temperature.

Cook up a pound of pasta. While that's cooking, mince two jalapenos, 3 cloves of garlic, some black olives (I use two of small cans of the sliced ones), and a half cup of either basil or parsley (whichever you're in the mood for). Mix that all up with salt, pepper, oregano, 6 oz. of crumbled feta, and a third cup of olive oil. Then cut some red onion into half rings (I use either one medium onion or half of a large one) and put the chopped onion in the collandar that you're going to drain your pasta in. When the pasta is done, drain it through the onions (just to cook them a tiny bit). While the pasta is still hot, mix it with your other stuff and boom.

You can eat it warm or cold. It's good as a main course or side dish, on lettuce or by itself.

 
 
Listening to: The High Llamas - "Market Traders"
 
 
 
theballadofyoko on July 3rd, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
I like pasta salads without mayo, so this sounds perfect! I usually put in regular peppers for jalapenos, and add chopped olives and maybe a tomato-- but feta cheese is the best! Thanks for the recipe!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Teresa MTZ & Luke Cheuhassmonkeydiary on July 3rd, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, heck, I forgot the black olives! Yes, I chop up two small cans of black olives in it!

I've yet to try this with tomato for some reason, but it sounds good to me.
a foxy vixen, so illustriousgloriamunty on July 3rd, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Neat trick with the onion in the colander, I'm going to try that...
a foxy vixen, so illustrious: blankgloriamunty on July 3rd, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
How about sundried tomato?
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on July 3rd, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
I always worry a little about the flavor of sundried tomatos overpowering dishes, but I think this probably handle them.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: turqoise scareassmonkeydiary on July 3rd, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's just enough to save me from getting heartburn!
Kegboy: art2kegboy on July 3rd, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Where did you get this pic and are there more in a series?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue bottleassmonkeydiary on July 3rd, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
I believe this is the photographer's website (I can't access it from work so I'm not positive): http://www.fbenveniste-photos.com
Horzaeuan on July 4th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
So there's no goop then? Hmmm, this could be handy as Jen hates goop on her food.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on July 4th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
No goop to speak of.