Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Random Tuesday Lunch: Pasta Salad

I've been saying, since I started this blog, that I would start posting about more average culinary experiences. I love going into the kitchen with a recipe and a plan and challenging myself, but I live for the afternoons you whip something up without too much thought, with whatever you have on hand, and it turns out splendidly. Those are the culinary experiences that are so fun and thrilling and that I can't wait to share with others, who also probably have the same ingredients on hand and can try it out.

This morning/afternoon (when you wake up at 11, the lines between them are blurred, hehe), I knew I didn't want salad, or eggs, or a sandwich. I figured a pasta salad was a save bet, and I figured I'd throw some canned tuna in there to get some protein and of course tons of fresh parsley for flavor. It was delicious and fresh and totally satisfying---a perfect lunch for this lazy morning/afternoon. (I feel so good about it, I'm clensing my palate with a little extra deliciousness.) I've decided to enter it in as my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging, this week hosted by the darling Susan from The Well-Seasoned Cook.

The "recipe" is as follows:

Tuesday Afternoon Pasta Salad
serves 1

1/2 cup pasta, cooked and drained (I used elbows because they're my favorite)
1 can of your favorite tuna
1 handful chopped parsley
1 handful grated Parmesan (I'm going to try feta next time)
3 small tomatoes, cut into wedges
1-2 tbsp olive oil
freshly ground salt and pepper

Mix and enjoy, baby!


Patricia Scarpin said...

So easy, fresh and delicious, Sara - YUM! :)

Mama Mia said...

I love your blog! Beautiful Photos!

Susan said...

A handful of parsley sounds incredibly fresh and bracing! Thanks, Sara!

tigerfish said...

Such a nice warm pasta salad!

Meghan said...

You made my mouth water & I still have an hour to go before my lunch.
All I have is a frozen Weight Watcher meal.
It's a long time til dinner.

Kalyn Denny said...

Delicious! This is my favorite way to cook.