Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quick & Easy Pasta & Salad...

Most of the meals I prepare are very quick and easy (as I've mentioned many times before, a good cook I am not!)....

This pesto pasta dish is so easy and sooooo good! It's just whole wheat thin spaghetti tossed with pesto and then topped with sauteed garlic, yellow squash, zucchini, black olives, and diced tomatoes....


And the salad is my version of John Harvard's Mediterranean Hummus salad... It's just mixed greens, grape tomatoes, and feta cheese with capers (rinsed really good) arranged around the edge of the salad (I usually add artichoke hearts as well, but didn't have a can in the cupboard the night I fixed this salad). I use Kraft Greek Vinaigrette (with feta cheese & oregano) for the salad dressing... And there's a surprise ingredient hidden beneath the salad that really makes it out-of-the-ordinary (and good!)...


A layer of hommus is the base of the salad. I just buy ready made hummus at the store (there are so many good flavors to choose from).

So there you have it - a quick and easy supper, and that's my favorite kind (especially for Thanksgiving week!)

Donna

6 comments:

tam said...

Yum! Thanks Donna I will have to give that one a try! I think my family would enjoy it!
~Tam:D

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Your salads look yummy. I'm the only one in the family that likes salads! I have one pasta salad recipe, very simple that the guys eat.

Victoria Lynn said...

Donna,
Just stopping by to wish you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Victoria Lynn

Joanne Kennedy said...

These both sound wonderful. I love dishes without meat as I don't eat any. Thanks!

Hugs,
Joanne

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow, these look delicious! This is just the kind of stuff I love to eat. I especially love hummus. I will have to try these!

Kady

Celestial Charms said...

My goodness, that hummus salad is definitely next on my to do list.