Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Sides

Unfortunately, I don't have pictures, but these are two staples I have at most any summer get together.  They're super easy and can be made in advance.

Sesame Garlic Pasta Salad
1 bottle SASS Sesame Garlic Dressing (found in produce section at HEB)
1 lb penne pasta (cooked according to package directions), cooled
1 cup freshly grated parmigiano reggiano
Mix all together then refrigerate at least 4 hours.  If you aren't planning to serve the same day, I like to add 2/3 of the dressing in advance and reserve some to toss just before serving.  Otherwise, it can dry out. I typically serve this cold, but it's also delicious warmed up with some grilled chicken.

Love Dip
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup chunky salsa
Mix together until combined.  Refrigerate and serve with tortilla chips or veggies.

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