Friday, September 7, 2012
Fruit Pasta !
One of the vendors at the Parker Farmer's Market is a company called Pappardelle's Pasta (http://www.pappardellesonline.com). 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).
Posted by Lillian Child at 11:28:00 AM