Sunday, July 1, 2012

Everyday Food Pasta Salad With Broccoli and Peanuts

We are in the dog days of summer here in AZ. 112 degrees, lows of 85, and sun, sun, sun. Apparently a lot of the US is experience AZ like temperatures, so I thought I would share a simple cold salad that is filling and easy to make.

recipe from everyday food
This recipe comes from one of my favorite magazines, Everyday Food. I cut this recipe in half because Tom does not eat broccoli!

Get some water boiling and lets get this thing started.

You don't need much to make this, just some small pasta, green onion, broccoli, peanuts, peanut butter, red pepper, rice vinegar and some soy sauce.

choppin brocccoooollliiii
Chop up your broccoli. Chop your green onion too, I missed getting a photo of that.

Get your pasta in the water if it is boiling.

dressing ingredients
Mix up the oil, vinegar, peanut butter and soy sauce.

broccoli about to steam
Get the broccoli in a pan with some water, oil and the red pepper flakes. Cover and cook over medium heat until the broccoli is steamed up to your liking, about 6 minutes for me.

Drain your pasta and rinse with some cold water.

Broccoli is ready for action.

everything in
Get everything in the bowl with the peanut sauce.

Give it a stir to combine.

in the fridge to chill
Pop it in the fridge for a while, hopefully you have a cute Pyrex refrigerator dish like I have. My sister always laughs that my fridge is full of condiments and beverages.

Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Peanuts
I enjoyed this with a tasty hot dog, just like you could on the 4th of July this week. I will definitely make this pasta salad again, it was something new and different and the flavors really worked together.


  1. This is a wonderful salad for these hot days!!
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  2. My fridge is the same way. I get lots of kidding about my condiment collection. Your salad is just the kind of recipe I like. The leftovers are delicious and I can enjoy them for the next day or two.

  3. I always have pasta instead of french fries whenever I'm eating a hamburguer or hot dog, I think it's way better. Love the way that your pasta looks!

  4. I love your take on pasta salad my friend, it is delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. I really like the way this salad sounds. It is a perfect warm weather meal and I know my family would love it. Stay as cool as you can and have a greatday. Blessings...Mary

  6. Yes, I will be making cold salads, pastas here too. I think the whole U.S. is in a heat wave this week. Your salad sounds yummy!

  7. I love cold pasta salads in the summer - this looks delicious!

    And um, let's just say there are only two of us in the house now, and I have a down stairs "beverage" fridge, but truth be told, it holds about 20+ condiments! :D

  8. Pasta salads for summer eats are so perfect! Loving this.

  9. Oh we love pasta salad especially the kids and I would love to make this!