Farmer’s Market Salad

Our Farmer’s Market Salad brings the colors, smells and tastes of your local fresh food market right to your home. Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with a lively combination of pasta, fruits, vegetables, and oil-free, lemon-basil dressing.

Ingredients

  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • Salad
  • 2 cups baby heirloom tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 cup fresh peaches, diced firm (optional)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, torn
  • 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 (8 ounce) package penne pasta, cooked
  • PREP TIME 20
  • COOK TIME 10
  • Serves 4-6

Directions

Dressing

  1. Process lemon zest, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, garlic and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Add basil and pulse 5 or 6 times until blended.

Salad

  1. In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, zucchini, bell pepper, corn, peaches, green onion, and dressing. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Add cooked pasta (warm or cold) and toss gently to coat.
  3. Season with pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer to a serving platter, and top with basil.