Jul 27

Zucchini, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Pasta Salad

That’s a mouth full! Literally. Zucchini, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Pasta Salad, say that three times fast!This is one of my favorite, most healthy summer meals I’ve ever made. It’s a summer must!

My neighbor brought over a couple cucumbers and zucchinis the other day. I don’t normally cook with zucchini so I went online searching for a recipe, as usual. I came up with a yummy pasta salad. Anyone want to guess who created the recipe?

The pioneer woman, naturally. Her recipe is here. I did use hers as inspiration, but substitute what I had and tweaked it a bit.

Lilly wanted to be a part of the action. But what’s new.
Is is just me or has she gotten a little chubby? It might just be because she eats Barkley’s food. And not just sometimes and not just if she feels like it. It’s everyday and she cries for it if/when it’s gone. That cat will follow me downstairs when I get Barkley’s food and back up the stairs talking (or should I say YELLING) to me the whole way.
At first, we thought it was pretty cute….especially when Barkley and Lilly eat out of the same bowl at the same time. That’s a sight to see. But we have since learned that the food is not good for her. So we put the food up where she can’t get it and only let Barkley eat at certain times. But when we put that food down, you’ve never seen a happier kitty. She does sneak a few kibbles, but I think she’ll be OK. A happy kitty makes a happy home.
That’s how the saying goes, right?
Back to the food….


My Recipe for Zucchini, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Pasta Salad:

1 cucumber
1 small zucchini
1 box of feta cheese
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tomato
1 pound multi-color fusili pasta
olive oil (to your liking)
salt and pepper

Boil the pasta and let cool. Cut veggies and toss in. Sprinkle feta cheese. Squeeze in lemon juice and drizzle in olive oil to your liking. Stir all ingredients together. Top with salt and pepper.

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