Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Thai Pineapple Pasta Salad

3 cups corkscrew pasta, cooked and drained
1 (20-oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup coarsely shredded carrot
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Combine cooked pasta, pineapple, green pepper, and carrot in a large bowl and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients together in a small bowl and blend well. Pour liquid mixture over pasta mixture and toss lightly to coat.

For extra flavor, add 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds and 2 teaspoons sesame oil.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)