Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pepper Packed Pasta Salad

Teri Tsang
From Every Day with Rachael Ray
August 2007

You may remember the yummy salad that Kayleigh made for the Mother's Day Camping Trip at ROCKPORT? ;) This is the one! Thought this was a keeper for sure! Found the name of the recipe in my Rachel Ray mag. Thanks for treating us Kayleigh!
1 pound spaghetti or linguine, snapped in half
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 links (12 ounces) precooked chicken sausage
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 bunch mint, leaves torn
Salt and pepper

1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti until al dente, about 12 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water.
2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken sausage and cook until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then slice crosswise into thin rounds and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the cheese and remaining 7 tablespoons olive oil. Add the bell peppers, lemon peel and lemon juice. Toss to combine and set aside to cool. Toss in the reserved sausages and the mint. Season to taste with salt and pepper

5 comments:

Trish said...

Cool! That was yummy!
This will be a good way to use the purple bell peppers I'm growing.
That's right,PURPLE! Really.

Trish said...

Sorry you're not feeling good today.
Try chocolate! ;)
Feel better soon!

Amber said...

That salad looks great. Thanks for posting the recipe!

Lily is doing better thanks. We were able to get some sleep last night and it was great.

Talk to ya soon! :)

Mommy Kayleigh said...

LOL For accuracy I should point out that I was experiencing false labor during the trip to the windy gorge. I made this delicious salad on the mothers day flu sharing extravaganza trip! And I substituted Cilantro for mint because I am crazy like that!

Christy said...

:0 (gasp).... Which is EXACTLY what I would have said had Sandie Kittie not jumped on the computer at the moment I was blogging about our Rockport trip and made my fingers type the wrong thing! ;
Yep...sure enough! Thanks for helping me remember. I will have to fix it now.

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