Pasta Salad


Pasta Salad

I love a good pasta salad with any meal but I do not like mayonnaise.  That’s right I am a mayo hater and proud of it.  This salad is made with a good extra virgin olive oil and veggies.  Use whatever veggies you like to change up this salad every time you make it.  Enjoy.

Ingredients:

½ red pepper, chopped small

1 green onion, chopped

1 zucchini, chopped small

2 pickle slices, chopped

2 green olives (queens), chopped

2 Kalamata olives, chopped

¼ red onion, chopped small

1 lb. pasta, cooked (use your favorite kind

1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated

Salt and pepper

Oregano fresh, chopped

Directions:

Combine the first seven ingredients and mix together.  When the pasta is cooked and cooled add it to the vegetable mixture and combine.  Coat the pasta with olive oil.  Add the Parmesan cheese and mix.  Season with salt and pepper and add the oregano.

 

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Grilled Sandwich


Yesterday being Friday meant that I was again too tired to cook.  Not wanting pizza or other fast food take out, I looked in the refrigerator and realized I had a lot of leftovers from the week.  I had some ham, roasted pork and pulled chicken.  What to do with all that food and be easy.  Break out the old George Foreman Grill and make grilled sandwiches.

I had two slices of honey wheat bread with a slice of swiss and provolone cheese with a big slice of roasted pork, sliced red onion, sliced avocado, two kosher pickle slices, stone ground mustard and grilled them in the George Foreman.  It took about two minutes and by the time I realized I did not take a photo, it was all gone.

Great way to do away with the left overs we end up with at the end of our weeks.