…and Pasta Salad ala Lizard Breath

This salad, concocted by Lizard Breath, is becoming one of the “hits” of the summer (hmmm, a blahg entry is percolating on that topic…) and I’ve been asked to make it for Party Part Deux at Karen’s tonight.


  • 1 lb. box penne rigate pasta, cooked al dente
  • one small bunch asparagus, lightly steamed
  • kalamata olives, halved and pitted (to taste)
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • chopped carrots (about a half cup’s worth works)
  • chopped celery (about a half cup’s worth works)
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 3-4 hard boiled eggs, in chunks
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • parmesan cheese to taste
  • Dressing ingredients (whisk together):
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1-2 tsp. oregano
    • 1-2 tsp. basil
    • 1-2 tsp. celery seed
    • black pepper to taste
    • salt to taste (optional)

Toss everything together (this takes a pretty big bowl).

Serves at least 12.

Lizard notes: “basically anything you want to put in, but i think the asparagus and olives are key.”

And now, I have to take sunscreen down to the YAG summer theatre camp. I can quit but I cannot seem to stay away 🙂

3 Responses to “…and Pasta Salad ala Lizard Breath”

  1. Webmomster Says:

    *droooool* this has GOT to be the BEST pasta salad out there!!!!!

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  3. Isa Says:

    serves at least 12, or two unstoppably hungry college girls for two days.