I really hope to stick to this theme ! My dear brother found it and tweaked it for me . I love the layout and I am still doing a cleanup of the website , but I hope my readers and visitors really like this theme. I have been working on this continuously for the last week , cleaning up , uploading , deleting stuff. Its a lesson learnt that I need to be more organized and not neglect my virtual baby !
Taking a break from the intense overhaul , K and I made this salad for ourselves for lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed it .It was Simple yet fresh and we wanted some more after we were done. I thought I’d share this fresh lemony keeper with you guys!
Daregal gourmet had sent me some frozen herbs and It was time I put them to good use. They were sent wonderfully packaged with dry ice and the delivery was prompt . This stuff comes really handy , when Im done with my herbs or when they get spoiled because of storage issues. I loved the fact that they were nearly as fresh as the fresh ones.
2 cups of uncooked pasta of choice (penne, fusilli , farfelle )
1 cup of steamed brocolli florets
1 can of beans ( I used a combination of garbanzo, kidney bean and pinto beans)
1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
For the Vinaigrette:
1/3 cup of Olive Oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of Rice Vinegar( or white wine vinegar)
3 tablespoons of chopped Cilantro
1 tablespoon of finely chopped red onion
1 minced garlic pod
1 thai chilli , finely chopped
1 teaspoon of minced ginger
Salt to taste
1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions , drain and keep aside.
2 . Steam the brocolli florets in the microwave for about 3 minutes or on the stove top. It takes approximately 3-5 minutes.
3. In a salad bowl , toss pasta , beans , broccoli and cherry tomatoes .
4. In another bowl , take all the ingredients and whisk well until all the ingredients are mixed well and pour over the salad ingredients , just before serving.
4. Toss the salad and dressing gently . Serve and enjoy !