Recipe: French Pasta Salad

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  at 6:58 AM
Olive Oil Sketch by Danalynn 

When I was in the unrelenting Spanish heat, I craved this cool pasta salad!  It's not technically a French recipe, I just happened to learn the recipe from our Helpx host while Chris and I were in France.  It is both refreshing and filling, perfect for a warm summer day!

French Pasta Salad 

Recipe Sketch by Danalynn C 

Mixed lettuce
Two hard boiled eggs, halved
1/4-1/2 lb Thickly sliced ham, diced
2 Cups uncooked bow tie pasta
1 Cucumber, halved and sliced
1 Tomato, cut into wedges
Feta cheese, cubed
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar

1. Place the mixed lettuce in a large bowl and set aside
2. Fry the diced ham in a bit of olive oil until warm and golden brown
3. Cook the pasta until al dente
4. Combine the ham, pasta, cucumber slices, tomato wedges and feta cheese in a medium-sized bowl.  Add balsamic vinegar as desired.  Top with the halved hard boiled eggs.
5. Serve!  Add lettuce to your plate, add some of the mixed toppings, and top with olive oil.  By keeping the toppings in a separate bowl, leftovers can be easily stored in the fridge without worrying about the lettuce becoming wilted.

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