Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pasta Salad with Pesto, Feta, and Sun-dried Tomatoes

September?  How can it be September already?  I still haven't gotten myself to the mall to buy a new swimsuit.  I still haven't finished using my five-year-old can of spray tan on my lily white legs.  I still haven't roasted any tomatoes.

Alas, the calendar says it really is September, and even I know better than to contradict my calendar.  There is still enough summer left to make this amazing pasta salad, which I discovered recently via Mary at her blog, What's Cookin' with Mary.

The toasted slivered almonds provide the crunch, the feta cheese gives the squish and creaminess, the sun-dried tomatoes add the surprise of yum.  I believe we have found ourselves a new summer staple here at the castle. 

This would be a great addition to a potluck, by the way.  The only changes I made to Mary's (really, her brother's) recipe is I omitted the onions.  It just tasted so perfect already.

So go pop by Mary's and print out this tasty, tasty dish.  And tell me about anything good that's going on in your kitchen.

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Blogger What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe Lynn & thank you for the shout out. This salad really is one of our summer staples. Like for you, my summer has slipped away and I have just planted my herb garden?! I'm not even sure what time of year is best to plant them, but I figured it's now or never. Have a great Wednesday Lynn!

September 7, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

We just planted more basil, Mary, so we're right there with you :)

September 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

This really is summer heaven in a bowl! What a great pasta salad!

September 7, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

Love the sound and look of this summer salad. Thanks for your visit.

September 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Thanks for visiting Lynn! This salad sounds great and super simple. I'm going to try it soon.

September 8, 2011 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for sharing...I will check it out...sounds wonderful

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment

September 8, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

i can't believe the summer is ending either. this looks delicious, wonderful salad!

September 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

My calendar says September too. What's up with that? If I didn't know better, I would think I slept through the month of August. I need more time to prepare...

Crunch, Squish and Yum, can't go wrong with that. Sounds inviting, Lynn. Thanks for sharing...

P.S. No festival for me this weekend, eastern PA is having major flood problems. I guess I'll do more weeding. One of the benefits of 3 inches of rain and no sun:)

September 8, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Louise, so sorry about the festival, the flood, and the weeding. It does not sound like the weekend you had planned :(

September 8, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

It certainly doesn't Lynn. But, that's okay, I've improvised a post for Saturday:)

How sweet of you to welcome, Lana (Bee Happy Mummy:) I too enjoy visiting new bloggers. I get such a kick out of watching their blogs evolve. Have you ever heard about Adopt a Blogger?

Enjoy your day:) Louise.

September 9, 2011 at 8:01 AM  

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