2012 August: Warm weather cold pasta

What could be more enjoyable on a hot summer day than a cool lunch? Do you menu seasonal salads and pasta salads? Many of the ingredients needed to make a delicious pasta salad are already stocked in your kitchen and prep time is a snap.

Try the Mediterranean Pasta Salad.

To start:

Ingredients
1 pound tortellini, cooked al dente
1 cup cooked (if frozen; rinsed if bottled) artichoke hearts
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup Nicoise or oil-cured olives (pitted)

For more of this delicious recipe, click here.

Want another pasta salad idea, experiment with the following:

Genoese Pasta Salad
Pizza Pasta Salad
Picnic Pasta Salad
Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
Salami Pasta Salad

Cal-Ital Chicken Pasta Salad

For cold salad ideas, click here.