A recipe for you!

3.25.2011

Made this for lunch today for an Evie playdate.  It was pretty yummy and so I'm sharing the recipe:)
Springtime pasta with bacon and goat cheese


I am far too lazy and uncoordinated to photograph any food item other than a cupcake, so the picture above is straight out of Southern Living.  But in my defense the real dish looked exactly the same, I promise!  And it's easy!

Total: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1  (16-oz.) package orecchiette pasta*
  • 1  cup  frozen sweet peas
  • 1 1/2  cups  fresh snow peas
  • 8  radishes, cut into wedges
  • 2  large carrots, grated
  • 2  green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3  cup  coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4  cup  lemon juice
  • 1/4  cup  olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6  thick bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 4  ounces  crumbled goat cheese (optional)

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding sweet peas and snow peas during last minute of cook time. Drain.
2. Toss pasta mixture with radishes and next 5 ingredients; season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with bacon and, if desired, crumbled goat cheese.
*1 (16-oz.) package farfalle (bow-tie) pasta may be substituted.

This dish was yummy (did I say that already?). Very springy and light, and be sure to load up on the goat cheese and bacon.  As any good southern girl would do, I increased the bacon to 8 pieces and frankly, a little more than that wouldn't hurt.  I also think some toasted pine nuts would be a yummy addition.

**PS..Our playdate was wonderful! The kids were great, played so well together, and that means we mommies got to talk like grown ups--yay!  It's a great start to the weekend, hope yours is fantastic=)

2 comments:

  1. I loved it and will make it soon. So delicious.

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  2. Seriously, I need this in my life!!! = ))

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