September 21, 2011

Tanjia Ann's Pasta Salad

Tanjia Ann's Pasta Salad
8 oz vermicelli pasta
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbs creole seasoning
1/2 cup chopped of the following: celery, red pepper, black olives, & green olives with pimentos
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3 Tbs olive oil mayo
Salt, pepper and red pepper flakes

While bringing your salted pasta water to a boil, break the vermicelli into 1 inch pieces (smaller is actually better).  Boil the pasta for 6 minutes and drain immediately.  While pasta is still very hot add the olive oil, lemon juice and creole seasoning & toss well. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours (overnight even better).
Add the remaining ingredients, toss well and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

It only gets better with time.  I enjoyed this a few days later with a small can of tuna for a tasty lunch.
Perfect side dish to almost anything & would be great
with grilled chicken or shrimp for a complete meal


StephenC said...

This is the kind of thing that Peter and I really enjoy. Bookmark time!

Lara B Knight said...

Stephen - I hope y'all enjoy!

Jennifer said...

This looks absolutely wonderful! I think everyone here would love it!