Friday, March 5, 2010

What Can You Do with 1 Pound of Pasta?

This week our Self-Reliant Meeting is all about pasta, rice and potatoes. Here is a great article on pasta for you.

What can you do with 1 lb. of pasta?

Do you get tired of the same old turkey sandwich for lunch everyday? Well why not shake things up a little and consider adding a little variety with some different pastas? Start Sunday by cooking up a pound of pasta - any short variety will do - penne, fusilli, farfalle. Just rinse with cold water after cooking, toss with a touch of olive oil, and refrigerate for later. When ready to use, mix up 1 1/2 cups of cooked pasta with one of the following variations and season with salt and pepper, if desired...

Monday: Mediterranean Pasta

1/2 cup chickpeas
1/2 cup arugula
1/4 cup crumbled Feta
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Tuesday: Artichoke, Almond & Parmesan Pasta

6 artichoke hearts (from a jar), chopped
2 TBSP chopped roasted almonds
2 TBSP grated Parmesan
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

Wednesday: Tuna, Red Onion, and Olive Pasta

1 (3 oz) can tuna, drained
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
2 TBSP chopped red onion
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp red wine vinegar

Thursday: Asian Pasta Salad

1 carrot, sliced
1/4 cup English cucumber, diced
1 TBSP canola oil
1 TBSP chopped roasted peanuts
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp rice vinegar

Friday: Chicken and Pesto Pasta

1/2 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
1/4 cup prepared pesto


kdonat said...

Your Tuesday recipe calls for "6 jars artichoke hearts" is that a mistake?

Lisa said...

Thanks for the comment. I'll double check that and let you know. 6 sounds like a lot, It's probably a mistype from me.

The Wynn Family said...

those sound yummy!

Lisa said...

It's 6 artichoke hearts FROM a jar, not 6 jars of artichoke hearts. Sorry!! I corrected it in the post as well.