Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Quick and Healthy Side Dish

On a recent Sunday afternoon my in-laws were visiting and we decided to grill. Being the least organized person in the world, I had no real plan... so off to the pantry and fridge to see what concoction I could come up with. Ahh chicken... cannot go wrong with that, now for a side... and this is what i came up with. It was yummy!
This is the quickest pasta salad you will ever make, and really healthy. It is minimal because I used what I had, but leaves lots of room for variation.

1/2 box of Rotini Pasta (I used the tri-color - again... I had it on hand)
1 bag of frozen edemame - thawed
1 pint of grape tomatoes
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Dress with a mixture of 1/3 c. olive oil, lemon juice (1 juicy lemon) zest of 1 lemon. (Hint...zest the lemon first.) and salt and pepper. I added a hint of Italian seasoning, but if I had some fresh herbs on hand, I would have used some flat leaf parsley or maybe cilantro.

Anyway... toss together and voila! You have one wonderful side dish.