I’ve got a nice summer pasta salad recipe for you today. This one’s as easy as a snap. All you need to do is cook up the pasta and mix it in with all the other ingredients. And, as you may notice below (well, probably not), I purchased a few slick new camera lenses. I’m going for sharpness and clarity now, so I focused in on the food very closely. The lenses are pretty awesome and I’m having a lot of fun messing around with them.
This salad has it all. Besides the pasta, of which you can use any type, it includes both black and kalamata olives, salmon, onion, tomatoes, celery, zucchini, red peppers, mozzarella cheese and some other goodies. It really is the perfect tasty pasta salad.
1 Pound Dry Bowtie Pasta
1 6-Ounce Can Salmon
1/4 Red Onion, Chopped
1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
3 Celery Stalks, Sliced into Pieces
1 Small Zucchini, Cut into 1/2 Inch Pieces
1/2 Cup Parsley, Chopped
1/4 Cup Black Olives, Halved
1/4 Cup Kalamata Olives, Halved
1/4 Cup Jarred Red Peppers, Coarsely Chopped
1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Cut into 1/2 Inch Cubes
2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Ground Black Pepper
I don’t know who to thank for this recipe. It’s pretty basic and I’ve made it or something like it many times over. I pretty much combined a few different recipes I found online, so thank you internet.
Cook the Pasta
Bring four quarts of water to a boil in a large pot on your stove top. Add one tablespoon of salt to the water and then add the pasta. Cook for around 10 minutes or until the pasta is just al dente and then pour the contents of the pot into a colander. Run the pasta under cold water to cool it down. Make sure it strains thoroughly.
To a large bowl, add the salmon (broken up), onion, tomatoes, celery, zucchini, parsley, black and kalamata olives, red peppers and mozzarella cheese. Mix everything together thoroughly. Then, add in the olive oil, vinegar, about 1/2 teaspoon of salt (to taste) and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper.
Add the pasta in and then mix everything up again and you’re done!
The Final Pasta Salad
You can serve this however you want. Separate bowls, on the side of a paper plate at a BBQ – whatever. It’s a very good salad and I like it a lot. And as you can see, it’s rather simple to prepare. If you decide to try this recipe out. Please let me know what you think in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!