1 pound Bowtie Pasta (farfalle)
3 Tablespoons Pine Nuts
1/4 cup Olive Oil
6 cloves Garlic, Minced
1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste
1 teaspoon Black Pepper, More To Taste
1 bunch Kale, Finely Sliced
4 ounces, weight Parmesan Cheese, Shaved
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and add to a large bowl. Set aside.
Add pine nuts to a small skillet over low heat. Toast slowly over the course of 8-10 minutes, tossing regularly. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and garlic over low heat so that the garlic slowly infuses the oil. When the oil starts to cause the garlic to sizzle, stir around so the garlic doesn’t get too brown. When garlic starts to turn golden, add salt and pepper, stir, and set aside for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, pour the oil mixture (scraping the salt, pepper, and garlic) all over the bowtie pasta. Toss to combine and set aside.
Set the same skillet (without cleaning it) over medium-high heat. Add the kale and cook for 5 minutes, or until partly wilted.
Add kale and pine nuts to the pasta and toss it all together. Check to make sure it’s no longer warm, then add Parmesan shavings and toss. Taste for seasonings and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
8 oz pasta (I used shells)
8 slices bacon, cooked & drained
2 cups cooked chopped chicken
½ avocado, diced
1 tomato, seeded & diced
½ cup cheddar cheese, cubed
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon chives
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt & black pepper to taste
Combine all dressing ingredients and set aside.
Cook pasta according to directions. Rinse under cold water.
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl except dressing. Add dressing to taste (there may be leftover dressing).
1 pkg. of pasta (rotini, bowtie, tri-colored, etc)
3 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and diced (I usually use a rotisserie chicken)
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 package frozen corn
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 can of olives, sliced
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Fiesta dip mix
Cook pasta, drain and cool. Add all of the other ingredients and then mix up the dressing.
Add dressing to the salad and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Right before serving, add in Frito corn chips to taste.
8oz large pasta shells
1 C cooked crumbled bacon
⅓ C ranch dressing
⅓ C mayo
½ C diced English cucumber
½ tbsp ranch dressing seasoning mix
1 tbsp diced pimento
2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped, plus more for garnish
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool. I cool mine quicker by leaving the pasta in my colander and putting some ice in the colander.
Once the pasta is cooled, place it in a large mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Garnish with fresh chives, if desired.