Thursday, May 21, 2009

Isaac's Linguini Salad

a.k.a. the recipe on the back of the Salad Supreme canister. It's easy to make, tasty to eat and everyone likes it. A full batch makes a ton so here is the reduced-quantity version:

1.2 lb. dry linguine, cooked according to pkg directions and rinsed with cold water
1-2 tomatoes, chopped
1 med-lg cucumber (I used an English cucumber)
1/2 small canister Salad Supreme (McC0rmick's doesn't have MSG in it)
1/2 C or so italian dressing of your choice (I used Newman's 0wn Oil & Vinegar)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat. Inevitably the veg will sink to the bottom but with proper stirring and the use of good tongs, you'll get a bit of everything on your plate. Bowtie pasta also works well here and cuts down on the "slurp" factor. I recommend that you make this the night before you need it or, as I did it, the morning I was planning to serve it for dinner. It only gets better the longer the flavors get to meld onto the pasta and veg. Lastly, I also added a handful of asparagus stalks to the pasta water just before the linguini was done and chopped into bite-size pieces. Feel free to substitute any or all of the veggies but the Isaac's way is just cukes and toms.


Alissa said...

Hey, we were just at Isaac's last weekend and I commented to my mom that I would have to get this recipe from you since they don't make it there anymore. You must have ESPN. ;)

shannon said...

Salad supreme? What is that? Do I find it with the salad dressings?

Kelly said...

It should be in the condiment aisle with the salad dressings but I think it's sometimes found in the spice aisle.

There are more Isaac's recipes to come including Gwen's favorite.