I loooove Summer..like love, love, LOVE it!! Everything about it is so PERFECT! The weather, the clothes, the colors, smells, food, fruits, beers, flip flops, the beach, the sun..I mean, I could go on and on. Its my favorite. Yesterday was the first day that actually felt like Summer in Maine. I got to break out the Summer clothes boxes, and actually wore shorts sand sandals for the first time this year. Pure bliss! I’ve been getting into all the wonderful foods that Summer brings with it, and it.is.glorious!
Like this Chicken Sausage and Veggies over Pistachio Mint Pesto Pasta for example. oh my gosh. This pasta. Its freakin’ awesome. The flavors are soo perfect together. It’s light, refreshing, healthy, not to mention gorgeous! I love all the colors! It is loaded with vegetables, you could even add more if you wanted! 🙂 The sauce is a combination of fresh herbs and nuts and is so darn delicious! I added in some Jalapeno Chicken Sausage, I pick them up at Trader Joe’s, but you could add in whatever you desire, or for you vegetarians, you could definitely leave this meatless!
This pasta was sooo good. I ate my serving and then went back for more. Oh and then 20 minutes later, found myself eating it with a fork straight out of the pan. Then later again, cold, out of the fridge. That is SO unlike me. First, I hate leftovers, second, I despise cold food. But this was amazing cold! So good in fact, that Ive got big plans to make this as a pasta salad for BBQ’s this summer instead of the typical Italian dressing! 😉 It will be such a great alternative!
Speaking of BBQ’s..anyone having one this weekend? We tend to do it once of twice a week all Summer long..and I mean a big BBQ feast that starts with beers and ends with s’mores! You can’t go wrong with either of those! I’m trying to keep it light the next five weeks until my wedding, but that hasn’t been going well. I’m slightly nervous about my dress fitting tomorrow! Oops!
Okay..have a wonderful weekend friends! And MAKE THIS PASTA! It’s so pretty! 🙂
Adapted From: Rachael Ray