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Vegetable Fusilli Salad

Vegetable Fusilli Salad

Vegetable Fusilli Salad

Vegetable Fusilli Salad

Vegetable Fusilli Salad, Netta Belle' Choice

A cool salad in the summer and a winter treat with hot sandwiches in the winter to enjoy the fresh vegetables.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time57 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dry tri-vegetable fusilli pasta

Instructions

  • Cook the fusilli according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Rinse in cold water and refrigerate to cool before assembling salad.
  • Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 11/2-2 minutes until tender but firm.
  • Rinse in cold water; refrigerate to cool.
  • Dice and slice the onion, olives and tomato.
  • Put all ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Mix all ingredients of the Basil Red Wine Vinaigrette in a jar, shake to mix.
  • Heat the vinaigrette slightly to dissolve the sugar if needed.
  • Pour the Vinaigrette over the pasta and vegetables.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Spinkle parmesan cheese over the salad before serving.

Notes

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Waiting for another snow storm to come into the midwest.  Winter is getting long!  Looking forward to have pasta salads with fresh vegetables from the local farmer’s market.  Although it will be awhile, this salad would be great with pulled pork sandwiches.

 

Vegetable Fusilli Salad Plate

Vegetable Fusilli Salad Plate

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Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

A brunch idea:  An Asparagus Tart

A brunch idea: An Asparagus Tart

Each spring we look for daffodils, tulips, green grass and dandelions.   Then we look for the bunches of asparagus in the produce departments of the grocery.  Asparagus is now available all year round, but it is in the spring the stalks and tips are tenderest.  Also let’s face it, a better price per bunch.

Asparagus can be used many ways, it is good mixed in a melange of roasted vegetables seasons with olive oil,  rosemary, spice Blend, crushed red pepper, oregano flakes and sea salt.

Asparagus Tart

Spring time asparagus surrounded with a custard filling, great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or late time supper. Excellant to be served warm or room temperature.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • Caraway Pie Dough a 10 inch single crust

Instructions

  • Make the Caraway Pie Dough
  • Mix flour, salt and caraway seeds together in food processor.
  • Add butter and shortening.
  • Process until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Add the ice water until the dough will stick together.
  • Roll into a ball, flatten into a disk.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap to refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Roll dough out to fit a greased 10 inch pie plate or tart pan.
  • Prick dough lightly with a fork.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Custard Filling
  • Wash and trim bottom ends off the asparagus.
  • Cut into 2 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Blanch for 3 minutes in boiling water, drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Save asparagus tips separately.
  • In a bowl, blend the cream, cream cheese and eggs, one at a time. It will be lumpy.
  • Blend in the salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.
  • Spread the asparagus stalks evenly over the dough.
  • Pour in half of the custard filling.
  • Bake 15 minutes on the lowest shelf of the oven.
  • Remove from oven; pour in the remaining filling.
  • Arrange the asparagus tips around the edge of pie.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Reduce temperature of the oven to 375 F.
  • Return to the bottom shelf of the oven to bake 40 minutes.
  • Test for doneness: when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Rest the tart for 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

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Recipe inspired by The Best of Food and Wine, 1990,  pp 193-94.

 

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