Summer Pasta Salad…

Delaware Farmers Market Recipe


Pasta Salad with Fresh Garden Veggie’s
By The Gourmet Farm Girl

2 cups of your favorite pasta
   (I used whole grain pasta)
2 cups snapped fresh green beans
1 small can of sliced black olives
1/2 yellow pepper chopped
1/4 cup sliced mushroom
1 small red onion chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
2 links of sausage, pepperoni or chorizo  
3/4 cup of The Gourmet Farm Girl Mission Oil
     or your favorite extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup of The Gourmet Farm Girl Golden Balsamic
3 tablespoons of The Gourmet Farm Girl House Blend
Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and cool.
Grill or fry the meat and set aside to cool. Once cool, cut into small pieces 
Snap the beans into bite size pieces and boil for 10 minutes; drain and cool in an ice water bath.
Whisk together the oil, vinegar and seasoning blend; set aside
In a large mixing bowl combine the cooled pasta, meat and beans, add the olives, mushrooms, the chopped vegetables and herbs Pour the dressing over the mixture and gently fold together.
Refrigerate for several hours and stir again before serving.
*fresh chopped tomatoes could be added at the end, or add other favorite vegetables of your choice.
*chunks of parmesan cheese or a hard cheddar could be added too
Have fun and Enjoy! 
Serves 8-10