Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Salad Recipe….

I love salads, and I love pasta, so this was a no brainer for me!
Sunday night we had a few people over for a birthday party. I think salads are a perfect dish to serve when you have lots of people to feed.
This is a little salad that I threw together with stuff I had on hand in my pantry and fridge.
1 box of tri-colored rotini pasta (cooked & drained)
1 English cucumber, sliced and quartered
1/2 c. black olives, halved
3 med. carrots thinly sliced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 c. onions, diced
For the dressing….
I really wanted to use Faye Henry’s recipe for her Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette, but I didn’t have any tomato juice. Instead, I decided to improvise with what I did have in my pantry by using a jar of my garden stewed tomatoes. I’m glad I did, because it came out delicious. I just put them in my food processor and pureed them, then followed the rest of the recipe. I did omit the hot sauce, though. I’m not much for heat.
Thank you for the wonderful recipe, Faye!
I hope everyone is having a great week so far. The weather has been a bit warmer, and the wonderful smelling breeze has been great for line drying clothes. I love the smell of spring, don’t you? I told someone that one day and they replied, “I hate to tell you, but that’s mud your smelling.” Well, I guess I like the smell of mud. I think they need to make a candle with that scent!
Enjoy your evening folks, and thank you for stopping by our little red saltbox!
I always enjoy your visits…..


  1. Glad you liked the salad dressing, Julie.. That was funny about making a candle smelling of mud.. I wonder if there is one smelling of snow.. I would take the mud.. grin..

  2. The dressing was such a hit. I have made the salad a couple more times since. I love all of your recipes. My husband thinks you are a fabulous cook. He enjoys your blog just as much as I do. When he comes home from work, he asks if I have been on your blog yet, so he can find out what your cooking/making. LOL! He's a keeper!

    I think there is a candle out that is called new fallen snow, or something like that. It just smells clean. I wish they would come out with one that smells of dirt/mud. Oh, how I love that smell. Must be why I love gardening so much.



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