Its time to celebrate the 4th of July and boy do I have some great picnic salads to share! Pudge and I plus all our barn pals will be celebrating in the pasture tomorrow and we made a couple of tasty salads from Grandma’s recipe book to enjoy!
First up is PASTA SALAD!
3 cups of diced tomatoes from the garden
Diced Cheese cubes – your choice (Cheddar, Mozzarella, Swiss)
2 Cloves of garlic, crushed
1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 Cup of Virgin Lite Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Chopped large pepper
Grated carrot sticks – about 3
1 box of your favorite pasta or spaghetti
Toss ingredients together and marinate for about 1 hour at room temperature. Cook the pasta in the meantime, drain and run under cold water. Drizzle a little oil on the pasta so that it won’t stick together. Once cooled mix with the vegetables that have been marinating and put in the refrigerator covered until serving time. This is very tasty after it has set awhile.
8 to 10 potatoes, boiled
2 stalks of finely minced celery
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 medium Vidalia onion chopped fine
1 teaspoon celery seed
dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder
4 slices of cooked diced bacon
Mix ingredients with enough mayonnaise to cover and chill until serving time.
We hope you will enjoy these tasty and easy to make salads at your July 4th picnics and beyond!
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