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Warm Macaroni and Veggie Salad

Well, it is that time of year! Time to get out the checkered table cloth, chips, dip, music, iced tea and, “oh yes” umbrella! The weather has been rainy! Well, bring the picnic indoors and don’t despair. Look to the bright side there is less chance you will get those nasty bug bites!!


Ingredients:

2 roasted red peppers – sliced
1 bunch of scallions – chopped
3 cloves of garlic - chopped
3 plum tomatoes – blanched and chopped
½ cup chopped olives
½ cup fresh basil – chopped
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. dried oregano
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni
Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese 
Olive oil

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

Place the peppers on a pan in the oven and roast for 20 - 25 minutes.  Remove and let cool before slicing.

Bring a small pot of water to a simmer and add the tomatoes.  Simmer for a minute or two until the skin gets slightly wrinkled.  Remove from the water and let cool before gently removing the skin and chopping.

Heat a large frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Add the scallions, garlic and tomatoes.  Sauté on low until the scallions are tender.  Add the olives, basil and seasonings.  Gently simmer while preparing the macaroni.

Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, grated cheese and dash of extra red pepper flakes.
Enjoy with Love,

Catherine
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18 comments:

  1. mmmm this looks lovely! A simple but delicious meal :)

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  2. What a perfect dish for summer. I could make a meal off this.

    Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

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  3. What a gorgeous salad. We're going to have to pull our party inside, unfortunately, but we're still going to have a blast.

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  4. Delicious and so easy to customize! Perfect for warm weather.

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  5. Hi Catherine, very delicious macaroni. Look so appetizing, perfect for the current hot weather.

    I love macaroni too but always make soupy type with shredded chicken and vegetables.

    God bless and have a wonderful week.

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  6. Love simple and delicious pastas!!!

    Happy fourth of July!

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  7. Hi Catherine,
    What a lovely blog you have! I am now following you and am anxious to try some of your yummy recipes! Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend!
    Nancy

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  8. Delicious!!!These are penne and not maccheroni... Hope you don't mind if I tell you this!

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  9. Bela receita...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  10. An excellent summer dish!

    kiss
    from
    Greece

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  11. This sounds delicious, Catherine. It is a perfect summer side. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. A simple yet very delicious pasta salad!

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  13. Not only delicious but gorgeous too! Happy 4th. sandie

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  14. I love this simple pasta dish, less time cooking and more time celebrating with friends and family!

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  15. Sounds wonderful...pasta salad is great and so versatile!!

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