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Cold Pasta with Cheese and Summer Vegetables

Cold Pasta with Cheese and Summer Vegetables

This cold pasta is my family's year-round #1 request. This uses inexpensive ingredients and doesn't take much effort, yet looks gorgeous, so it's great for when you're expecting guests.

Ingredients: 4 generous servings

Tomato
4-5 large
Cucumbers
2
Processed cheese
120 g
*Olive oil
5 tablespoons
*Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
*Salt
2 teaspoons
*Dried sliced garlic
3 slices, crushed
Pasta (thin type)
750 g

Steps

1. Cut the tomatoes into bite-sized chunks. Break the cheese up into chunks and run through a food processor. Transfer the cheese into a bowl. Put the cucumbers in the food processor and run it again. (If you put in the cucumbers first, it will get all gooey!) Put everything in the bowl.
2. Put the * seasoning ingredients into the bowl from Step 1 and mix. Put in the refrigerator to chill. The sauce is done. You can also do this part the day before to let the flavors soak in!
3. Boil the pasta for a little longer than usual, then cool with running water.
4. Transfer the pasta to plates and top with a generous amount of the sauce to finish. Jalapeños goes really well with this pasta, so garnish with them to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a cold pasta I saw on TV once about 10 years ago and I finally came up with this recipe after many attempts. This pasta is the reason I became interested in cooking!