Friday, August 10, 2012

We No Speak Americano Pasta salad

This salad is perfect for a nice summer evening. This italian-american fusion style dish is zesty and full of life! Share this salad on the beach, at the park, near a waterfall, or where ever your heart desires! But being outside is a must when enjoying this delicious dish... Enjoy! 

1/2 small red onion ( Diced small ) 
2 tomatoes ( Diced ) 
3 tbsp. Cilantro ( Minced ) 
2 cups Garden Pasta 
1 head Romaine lettuce ( chopped ) 
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
3 tbsp. Balsalmic Vinegar 
1 tsp. Basil ( Dried or fresh ) 
1/2 tsp. Oregano ( dried ) 
1 tsp. Garlic Powder 
1/4 tsp. Salt 
1/2 tsp. Lemon Pepper 
Pepperoncini ( Sliced, Optional ) 
1/4 cup olives ( sliced, Optional ) 
1/4 cup Romano ( Grated )

Boil pasta, drain, and rinse with cold water to chill. 

In a large bowl, whisk together Olive Oil, Vinegar, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, and lemon pepper. 

Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and toss lightly to coat. 

Serve alongside some crusty bread, a nice glass of wine, and a picnic table in the park. 

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