The recipe of the week is.... Zucchini Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing - Outer Aisle Style
2 bags of OAG Veggie-Pasta
2 cups thinly sliced cucumber
4 green onions, sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup hemp or sesame seeds (optional but tasty)
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
Optional: Salad Greens (I like this served over a bed of greens like baby aragul
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 large cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tpsp. fresh basil, finely minced
2 tpsp. grated Parmesan cheese
pinch of red pepper flacks (optional)
Place OAG Veggie-Pasta in large salad bowl.
Top with all other salad ingredients and toss.
Add all the dressing ingredients in a medium mixing bowel, and whisk everything together.
Pour dressing over salad and stir to combine.
If possible, refrigerate for at least an hour before serving to allow flavors to marry.