Monday, March 15, 2010

Recipes for the Budget Traveler

Now that the sun is shinning, the weather is warmer, and Spring is here, its time to lighten up your recipes. Here is a great Spring pasta salad! It is easy, fast, and tastes great!

First head to the nearest Jewel-Osco store to gather your ingredients! Get on the Red line and head towards 95th/Dan Ryan. Get off at the Roosevelt stop and walk East to S Wabash Ave. Turn right and you will see Jewel. Pick up these key ingredients.

1 bottle (8 oz.) Lite Italian dressing
cherry tomatos
green pepper
ripe olive halves
pepperoni slices (or another meat)
low cholesterol mayonnaise
Grated Parmesan cheese
green onions
1 package of pasta

Once you are back at the hostel, cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Once that is done, add the following over top of the noodles.

1 bottle (8 oz.) Lite Italian dressing
2 c. cherry tomato halves
1 sm. green pepper, in strips
1/2 c. ripe olive halves
1/4 lb. pepperoni slices (or another meat)
2 tbsp. green onions, sliced

Just before serving, add
1/2 c. low cholesterol mayonnaise
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated.

Serve cold. Enjoy your new spring recipe!!

-Erika Ter Louw, HI intern

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