Haven't shared a recipe in awhile and I am happy to be getting back into it with this pasta salad recipe. Let's just say work is very busy this year and I've been eating a lot of the same routine things. (Mainly: Veggie Burgers, smoothies, peanut butter, bread, salads, green juice, snack fries at work and beer) heh
This salad is delicious and I suppose Italian inspired!
Pasta is tossed with
I do the cherry tomatoes and corn in the oven and the mushrooms and zucchini in a pan just for the sake of simplicity and speed.
** I wouldn't use a cheap balsamic vinegar. The bottle linked was about 13 dollars and the flavour is exponentially better. Slightly tart but has a smooth sweetness that cheap balsamic lacks. I never use 100% balsamic vinegar in my dressings either. I like to use a bit of lemon and or red wine vinegar to round out the acidity. So in that sense a bottle of good balsamic can go a long way and is probably worth spending a bit extra on.
I garnished my salad with a few extra fresh sliced cherry tomatoes, some more fresh herbs and I also added Borage flowers that I have growing at home. I just plucked the petals and sprinkled a few on top. (Edible flowers are my fav. For this I added them just for the visual more than the flavour...they weren't noticeable taste wise)
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