Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Pasta (See Jane Cook)


When the temperatures rise and the grill seems too hot, I always turn to a cold pasta.  I whisked together about half a cup of extra virgin olive oil and the juice of two lemons (and a bit of their zest), added a bit of salt, pepper and mixed it with angel hair pasta.  Then, I added some haphazardly chopped basil and parmesan cheese and in about the time it took for the pasta to boil, dinner was ready (of course, I had it chill in the refrigerator for a bit first).


What do you love to cook during the summer?

19 comments

  1. that looks so delicious! what a great summertime meal.

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  2. mmmmm what a great light summertime meal! xo

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  3. This looks delicious! This would also be great with spaghetti squash!

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  4. What a great idea! I've made this type of recipe before, but never tried it cold! I'm definitely going to try that. My summer go-to meal when I want something easy and don't want to heat up the kitchen is a simple homemade white kidney bean dip with a baguette, cut-up veggies, kelbassa or prosciutto and a few different cheeses. Perfect with a glass of wine too!

    xo Jenny
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  5. This looks so simple and delicious! Need to make this over the weekend.

    xoxo Jessica
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  6. that looks amazing and easy to prepare! ;) xo, Alma
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  7. This looks amazing! I love lemon!! And pasta!

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  8. That looks good! I don't think I've eaten cold pasta besides pasta salad. But I'm always looking for new pasta dishes so that I can continue eating lots of pasta but tell myself I'm switching it up.

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  9. I love the simplicity of this...my mom (born in Italy) makes salad in a very similar way, just simply olive oil and lemon juice. This looks delis!

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  10. This really does seem like the perfect summer time meal! Looks delicious!!!

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  11. I love pasta tossed lightly with lemon--this looks so yummy!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  12. I discovered your blog through someone's pin of one of your oufits on Pinterest and I love it. I only wish I wasn't so busy and could sit and read blogs. This pasta looks delicious. I tried something like this that was a Rachael Ray recipe but it had some sort of confusing egg sauce that I couldn't figure out.

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  13. I'm definitely keeping this in my back pocket for those hot summah nights.

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  14. look delish! ive been making easy mexican dishes & lettuce wraps!

    Miyan
    fly far blog

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  15. This looks SO tasty- sometimes the simpler the better when it comes to pasta =)

    xo Sal

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  16. My favorite cold dish is also a pasta, with chicken, veggies and Italian dressing, here:

    http://2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com/2012/06/food-friday-6812.html

    J
    2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com

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