Friday, September 7, 2012

Fruit Pasta !

One of the vendors at the Parker Farmer's Market is a company called Pappardelle's Pasta (  They have THE most amazing pasta!  This year we picked up some of their Fanciful Fruit blend.

Flavors: Lemon, Lime, Raspberry & Tangerine/Orange Gemelli

This pasta is all in the same Gemelli shape. Toss this unique fruit pasta blend with seasonal fruit and a fresh lemon-zest/yogurt sauce or a raspberry vinaigrette dressing for an exciting summer pasta salad.

Here's a recipe we're going to try!
Fanciful Fruit Pasta Salad with Two Citrus Fruits

½ lb. Pappardelle’s Fanciful Fruit Pasta
½ cup chilled fresh orange wedges
½ cup chilled fresh pink grapefruit wedges
½ cup chilled mango, diced

Fresh Low-Fat Orange Zest Dressing

1 cup chilled plain low-fat yogurt
1 small can Mandarin oranges and juice
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
¼ cup orange juice concentrate

1. Cook pasta in 6-8 quarts of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente (about 8-10 minutes). Drain, rinse in cold water and, if time allows, refrigerate overnight.

2. In food processor or blender, combine all Fresh Low-Fat Orange Zest Dressing ingredients (except for the orange zest). After mixing well, add orange zest and fold into dressing. Chill dressing for 2 hours so flavors are well blended.

3. One hour before serving, toss pasta with fruit items and dressing, and serve on bed of greens. A great complement is to serve with fresh blueberry muffins and honey butter (1 cup of butter, whipped with ¼ cup clover honey, chilled overnight).

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I will have to check them out, and the recipe looks awesome, thank you.