Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 10, Day 5


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Cobb Pasta Salad

Cooking time: 25 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     I've decided that any lettuce salad can be converted to a pasta salad.  Since the season for lettuce is rather short, this theory works well for the rest of the summer.  No barbecue grill needed for this meal

Cobb Pasta Salad

Total time: 25 minutes 
   This is not a traditional pasta salad. With lots of vegetables and big chunks of ham, cheese and egg, no one will mistake this for a small side dish.  I didn't thoroughly cool the beans.  As I wanted them to retain a bit of warmth I just rinsed lightly.

Cobb Pasta Salad Ingredients:


Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, whisk, medium saucepan, strainer, pot
for pasta, colander, small saucepan with lid

Put pot of water on high heat for pasta
Hard-boil eggs
Heat water for beans
Top, tail and cut beans
Slice ham
Cut cheese

Slice pepper
Cut tomatoes
Blanch beans
Start to cook pasta
Drain beans and rinse
Make vinaigrette
Cool, peel, chop eggs
Cut avocado
Tear basil if needed
Drain pasta, put into serving bowl
Assemble salad and serve 

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