Boneless Buffalo wings, one of the best bar snacks ever invented. I loved them in my 20’s but sadly I no longer have the metabolism of a 20 year old and not to mention it’s bikini season. So…. I get my buffalo chicken fix with this delicious and nutritious pasta salad. There is all of that delicious buffalo chicken flavor but without the breading, the frying and the guilt. And, wait for it…..there’s even fresh crumbled blue cheese! Yep, I’ve covered all the bases with this one. You could pack it for a poolside lunch where you can wear and rock your two-piece bathing suit.
I was able to find a bottle of all natural ranch dressing made with yogurt which was good for this recipe. You can also use my homemade Buttermilk ranch dressing.
I love summer! I love sun, heat, being at the ballpark watching my favorite team, trips to friends cottages, longer days and just being outside. I have a June birthday, born on the summer solstice in fact; maybe that has something to do with the fact that Summer and I get along so well!
Tonight’s dinner was fresh out of the garden and so delicious. It came together in just a few minutes and just screamed summer with it’s bright colors and fresh flavors. The recipe uses my Best Ever Basil Pesto recipe. I sautéed some peppers and onions and served them over a whole grain thin spaghetti. The sauce is the basil pesto with some grilled chicken breasts. A delightful meal, like summer all wrapped up in a big pasta bowl.
I found a jar of cherry peppers at Trader Joes. They’re a sweet and hot pepper and they have a great complex flavor. They’re more flavorful than hot, adding a warmth to the dish. I also used a jar of roasted red and yellow peppers. The peppers from our garden are sweet italan peppers. Any bell pepper, banana pepper or poblano pepper would work. The more the color the better! Just pick what looks good at the market keeping in mind if they’re hot or sweet varieties.