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

modern Suburbanites said...

that looks so delicious! what a great summertime meal.

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pretty little things said...

mmmmm what a great light summertime meal! xo

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Kelsey Nicole said...

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

Jenny said...

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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Jessica Camerata said...

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

xoxo Jessica
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Soulofashopper said...

that looks amazing and easy to prepare! ;) xo, Alma
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Cara said...

yum yum yum!my fave!

Liz said...

This looks amazing! I love lemon!! And pasta!

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sarahsreallife said...

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.

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

mmm just the right amount of zest
Xo Megan

Maria@Cardigan_Crew said...

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!

Collections said...

Yum!!

Collections

Lindsey said...

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

alongobucco said...

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

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Jay said...

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.

Alex said...

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

Miyan said...

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

Miyan
fly far blog

Sal said...

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

xo Sal

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2 Girls, 2 Cities said...

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

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