I finally saw it at Vons again and this time it had a name and a price. It is called the Club Med Pasta Salad and it is the perfect name for it! I made it again for a BBQ last weekend and everyone raved about it. It’s perfect the same day it’s made, but it’s even more amazing as leftovers later. Pam and I have been known to eat it right out of our Tupperware!
So, in honor of summer, BBQs, and venturing outside my baking box, I give you the Club Med Pasta Salad!
Club Med Pasta Salad
1 pound medium shells pasta, slightly undercooked (I used Barilla)
½ -1 pound kalamata olives, rinsed, pitied, and sliced in half
8 ounces julienne cut sundried tomatoes in olive oil (I used Mezzetta)
6 ounces crumbled feta cheese (I used Athenos)
11 ounces pesto (I used Buitoni)
extra virgin olive oil, as needed
|Introducing the cast for today's feature presentation: Club Med Pasta Salad!|
(Just missing the olives...)
Cook the entire box of pasta according to box instructions, but leave it slightly undercooked.
|Barilla Medium Shells.|
While the pasta cooks, rinse the kalamata olives, then slice them in half lengthwise and remove the pits. (When I got the olives from the farmer’s market, I had to pit them myself. But, when I got them from the deli counter at Vons, the pits were already removed.)
|Whole kalamata olives, fresh from the Hillcrest Farmer's Market!|
If you can’t find julienne cut sundried tomatoes, just buy regular ones and cut them up yourself. I cut them to be about the same size as the olive halves.
|Mezzetta Sunripened Dried Tomatoes, cut into small pieces.|
Combine hot pasta, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes (with olive oil they came in) and feta cheese in a large bowl/container (preferably something with a lid). Once mixed, add pesto in small amounts. If your pesto sauce is dry, drizzle in additional olive oil to keep pasta salad from drying out.
|Athenos Crumbled Feta Cheese.|
|Buitoni Pesto with Basil...not as delicious as my homemade pesto, but a decent substitute!|
|Club Med Pasta Salad!!|
This is a great salad. I added a bit of cilantro, cumin, some minced garlic and a splash of lemon juice.ReplyDelete
Wow! That sounds wonderful! I'll have to try that next time! Thanks for sharing!Delete
I've purchased this pasta salad from Raleys in Jackson, Califonia several times and since the price at the Deli counter is rather high IMHO I decided to look for a recipe and came across yours.ReplyDelete
I pretty much followed your recipe except I used homemade Tapenade in addition to homemade Basil Pesto.
I also added small diced red bell pepper which added some crunch and I think it was an improvement over what I've purchased from Raleys.
Thanks for the recipe.
I like viewing web sites which comprehend the price of delivering the excellent useful resource free of charge. I truly adored reading your posting. Thank you! tandremme med medbringereReplyDelete
Caesar plate of mixed greens incorporates bread garnishes, romaine lettuce and Parmesan cheddar and a lot more things. It frequently incorporates anchovies and olives which make it taste incredible. The credit of making this serving of mixed greens goes to the Caesar Cardini.ReplyDelete
Whole30 salad dressing
Great post, you have pointed out some excellent points, I as well believe this is a very superb website. aesthetic injection coursesReplyDelete
Amazing! What an eye opener this post has been for me. Especially valued, bookmarked, I can hardly wait for additional! centrifugador lechugaReplyDelete
Your blog has chock-a-block of useful information. I liked your blog's content as well as its look. In my opinion, this is a perfect blog in all aspects. bridget goddardReplyDelete
Maidenhead itself (as in the town place) is obviously made up with many chain cafés, and a great deal of those are currently going the method of the economy.. (down the skillet).. Pizza Hut actually offers an incredible fast supper, by the film, and the chance to utilize your cash off vouchers exists, as they are continually running extraordinary advancements. Mediterranean Restaurant Near MeReplyDelete
One region that needs your engaged consideration when you are beginning in the café business is menu arranging. Numerous new administrators just have no clue about how to design a café menu that obliges what their objective market is searching for just as being functional regarding arrangement.ReplyDelete
Every worker in every restaurant needs to be trained. Not every restaurant, however takes advantage of training and not every restaurant manager realizes that training is a tool for profit. Iranian Restaurant Near MeReplyDelete