This is such a great light refreshing take on pasta for the summer! It’s great for a big group, as a main, or a side, and it’s delicious hot or cold. I made this for a group and topped with chicken.
Total Thyme: 15 minutes
For the Pasta
Rotini or Penne Pasta : 8 oz (I use Gluten Free)
Crumbled Goat Cheese: 4 oz
Strawberries: 1 lb
Cucumber: 1 medium
Fresh Basil: 2 heaping handfuls
For the Dressing
Salt: a couple shakes
Pepper: ½ tsp
Olive Oil: 2/3 c
Balsamic Vinegar: ¼ c
Honey: 1 tsp
Cook pasta according to package directions. Be sure to add several shakes of salt to the water to add flavor.
While pasta is cooking, wash and chop strawberries and cucumber into bite size pieces.
Chop basil loosely.
Make the dressing by whisking all ingredients well in a bowl.
When pasta is done cooking, strain and add to a large bowl.
Top the pasta with your produce, goat cheese and dressing, and toss together really well so everything is evenly distributed. Add more salt to taste.