It is HOT today. At 6:00 p.m., the temperature was 90 degrees, down from 96 earlier in the day. I made this cool, fresh salad for dinner, found in Cooking Light’s Salad book.
Start with orecchiette pasta (described as “little ears” in the cookbook).
Great, but please, can we not describe food by associating it with body parts? I know the ear reference (orecchio) is contained in the name of the pasta, but how about one of these instead:
- flying saucer-shaped (my favorite)
Add cooked lentils.
Next, add chopped fresh zucchini, yellow or red pepper, halved grape tomatoes,
and red onion.
Season with fresh parsley,
fresh basil, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.
Toss with a balsamic vinaigrette.
Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Yum! This recipe’s a do-again!