Our Plaid Community Garden is producing way more than we ever expected! We want to share with you a recipe from our team that uses real, homegrown produce!
Chelsea Smith, Plaid's Key Account Coordinator, has a delicious organic take on pasta salad that you'll FALL in love with!
Chelsea's Famous Tortellini Pasta Salad
+ 1 package of tortellini, cooked (I used three cheese!)
+ 1-2 ripe tomatoes (one large or two medium/small), chopped
+ 1 large cucumber, chopped
+ 4-6 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
+ Feta cheese crumbles (about 1/4-1/2 cup)
+ Zesty Italian dressing (about 1/4 cup)
+ Salt & pepper to taste
Step 1: Boil the package of tortellini, following label instructions.
Step 2: Drain pasta and cool, and then add to a bowl with tomato, cucumber, and bacon.
Step 3: Add feta cheese crumbles, zesty Italian dressing, and toss!
Step 4: Salt & pepper can be added as needed. Enjoy! :)
Cooking Tips from the team:
"Rinsing okra in white vinegar prior to cooking will get rid of the slimy texture if you're not a fan of that sort of thing"
- Kyra Balentine
"When pickling cucumbers, make sure you dispose of your canning jar lids and purchase new ones after each batch." -Anna Teal
FUN Fall Crops:
- Green Onions
- Brussel Sprouts
Our team is cleaning house and getting ready to start our autumn crops! We can't wait to share with you our progress as we get further into the season.
Resources we found SUPER helpful for beginners:
The Plaid Community Garden Team