Monday, September 29, 2008

Peppery Chicken Pasta Salad

  • SALAD:
  • 2  cups  uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)
  • 1/2  cup  (1-inch) cut green beans
  • 1  cup  chopped skinless, boneless chicken
  • 1 capsicum shopped
  • 1  red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tomato - Thin long slices

  • 1-2 teaspoons Olive Oil 
  • 2  teaspoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt - as per taste


To prepare salad, cook pasta in boiling water 11 minutes or until cooked. Add green beans during final 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse pasta mixture under cold water. Place pasta mixture, chicken, capsicum,  bell pepper, and tomato in a large bowl; toss gently to combine.

To prepare dressing, combine Olive Oil and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over pasta mixture, tossing gently to coat.

Serve with Garlic Bread :) 

If you are a Veggie, EXCLUDE Chicken and you can have a fantastic Veggie Salad.......Also you can make this salad with your choice of Pasta :) :)



Posted on by Richa Kulkarni | 2 comments

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tomato Crostini

1 Footlong Garlic Bread 
For Mixture:
3-4 finely chopped Garlic
1-2 finely chopped Tomatoes
Sun Dried Tomatoes - as per your requirement
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Mixed Herbs / Oregano
Jalapenoes - as per your requirement

1. Cut thin slices of Garlic Bread and toast them ( try to do Medium Roast)
2. Mix all the ingredients listed in "For Mixture" section
3. Put 1-2 teaspoons of mixture on each Roasted Slice of Garlic Bread

Your CROSTINI is ready..... Simple isn't it !
You can try your own recipe by adding Cheese ( if you love cheese).
Try it out and let me know.. 
I got loads of Compliments for this one ..... Specially from my Hubby :D