June 06, 2011

Tuesdays At The Table - Primavera Salad

Happy Tuesday!!  Every week, I'm amazed by how many of you lovely ladies join in and share your recipes.  All I can say is "thank you".  Thank you for visiting; thank you for sharing; thank you for participating in one of my favorite parts of the week.  :-)

Memorial Day has passed.  The summer is upon us and BBQ season is in full swing.  This week I'm sharing a healthy (mostly) primavera salad.


Primavera Salad

1 lb. pasta (I like the whole wheat kind)
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp.  unsalted butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 cup zucchini (cubed or juilienne)
1 cup yellow squash (cubed or julienne)
1/2 cup tomato (chopped)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese.

Cook pasta until al dente.  Rinse with cool water to stop cooking and drain well.  In a large skillet, melt butter and when hot add olive oil.  Cook the onion over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring occassionally.  Add minced garlic, stir well and let cook for about 30 seconds.  Add zucchini and squash - cooking for about 2 minutes. Add tomato, salt and pepper and stir well.  Remove from heat.

Pour vegetables over the pasta.  Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil adn toss to coat.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese and allow to cool.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. yum!

    come on over and enter my cookbook giveaway!

  2. Hi Cole,
    Your Salad looks like a great dish for summer. I was happy to see your post on the 3rd to know that the storms had missed you. I kept coming to your site every day to see if you had posted yet after the storm. Glad you are ok! Thanks for hosting and have a great day.
    Miz Helen

  3. Oooo delish! Maybe I'll try that for lunch sometime soon!

  4. I love all of the veggies in this recipe. It sounds great.

  5. Thanks for hosting! I'm sharing our latest muffin discovery... Cornmeal muffins for breakfast with butter and real maple syrup. So delicious!

  6. Your Primavera salad sounds delicious. I love Pasta Primavera, but I never thought about making it as a salad....yummy idea.

    I am sharing my Wild Mushroom Chicken today.

  7. This sounds really good! I think pasta salad is one of my favorite things about summer! I also host a weekly blog hop for recipes on Tuesday called Recipe of the Week. golden-reflections.blogspot.com I would love it if you would come check it out and link up your recipe!

  8. Oh, wow! That sounds delicious!

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks for hosting! I added my husband's Applewood Smoked Pork Ribs. Might be a great recipe to try for Father's Day!


  10. Your salad sounds awesome! Sharing my Sauteed Mung Beans for this week!
    Thanks for hosting!

  11. Sounds delish! Anything with pasta and vegetables is on my list!

  12. Oh no!!! Your poor tomato plants!!! It is really hot here too...I thought tomato plants were supposed to like the heat and sun!?!?! URGH!!! Maybe just maybe we will get lucky enough to eat something this year! HAHA!!!

    Thanks for the recipe sweetie!! :)


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