Ever had one of those days when you open the fridge to see if there is anything good to eat for lunch, decide there isn’t , close the fridge, then open it again five minutes later as if something different has magically appeared? Well, I have discovered that pasta salad is the cure for this problem!! You can put whatever you want in it because almost all veggies will taste good with pasta and a little bit of dressing. So one day after coming home from cross country practice starving I came up with a pasta salad that is not only but mighty tasty (not to toot my own horn) but healthy too.
Stir together ½ cup chopped onion, 6 tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp. honey and a pinch of black pepper in a medium sized bowl.
Dice one yellow pepper and add to the bowl.
Quarter a ½ cup of cherry or grape tomatoes.
Slice one avocado into bite-size pieces and feed the pit to your worms. Wait just one teeny second. You don’t have worms? YOU DON’T HAVE WORMS!!!!!!!!!!! What are you thinking? You seriously need to get some worms for that compost bin of yours (they keep it from smelling and eat their weight in garbage every day). Hold up, did you seriously say what I think you just said? Did you really say that you have no compost bin?? Why don’t you just get a job with BP and help them kill our Earth, seriously it would be easier, they’ve already hurt the ocean. You can start making our Earth overrun by dumps!!! (That would be Italian guilt; I learned it from my grandmother.)
Where was I?
Cook ½ cup orzo until, well, until it’s done! If you don’t like pasta, I suppose I’ll have to let you use something else, like penne or bow-ties.
Mix it all together and sit down and enjoy a bowl, unless you prefer to just stare at it, you could do that too.
Live, laugh, love, bake,
P.S. Drop what you are doing and go get a compost bin and some worms, now. Or else.