Stilettos and Diapers: Summer Favorites - Kabobs and Pasta Salad {RECIPE}


Summer Favorites - Kabobs and Pasta Salad {RECIPE}

The last thing I want to do when its boiling hot, is heat up the kitchen. We grill out several nights a week during the summer and I'm always looking for good sides to go with our grilled goods.

This pasta salad recipe is from my Aunt and its delish.
2 Cups snow peas, blanched 1 minute
2 Cups broccoli, blanched 1 minute
2 1/2 Cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 Cups mushrooms, sliced (I skip fungus among us)
1 Can whole olives, drained
1 Package tortellini, cooked and drained
1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese

1/2 Cup green onion, sliced
1/3 Cup red wine vinegar
1/3 Cup vegetable oil
1/3 Cup Olive oil
2 Tbsp parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp basil
1 Tbsp dill weed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard

Mix dressing in a jar and shake. Mix all other ingredients and pour dressing over. Chill 2 hours or overnight.

 So I don't have a specific recipe for kabobs, but there is kindof a method to my madness. I cut large chunks of chicken and marinate in KC Honey Teriaki Marinade for a couple of days.
 I toss all the veggies with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder, then make an assembly line.
You can use whatever veggies you like, I just make sure I do it all in the same order. Its really pretty that way. Hehe. These had chicken, yellow squash, zucchini, purple onion, bell pepper and cherry tomatoes.
I should probably get some metal skewers for the frequency that we make these, but I use wooden ones that I soak in water for about 30 minutes before putting the food on.

Happy Cooking!

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  1. Totally had kabobs last night. The PERFECT summer meal!

  2. So ready to get back to cooking now that are rainy weather is gone.

  3. holy balls, now all that looks so good! I've been wanting to try and make kabobs!

  4. Looks amazing! YUM! I am definitely going to try them, especially the kabobs!

  5. Yummy! Definitely a wonderful summer dinner!

  6. Those kabobs look amazing and I'd like some of that pasta right now please :)


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