We know… you don’t even want to hear the word stove today. We get it– it’s too darn hot! If you can bear a mere 2 minutes of heat, here are some fantastic (and cold!) add ins to make a complete dinner with Nella Pasta linguine or ravioli is just about 5 minutes….
-tuna packed in olive oil with arugula, tomatoes and fresh lemon juice (try with our classic linguine)
-fresh chopped tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette and basil/ parsley/ chives and/or herb of your choice (try with any linguine or our zucchini & caramelized onion ravioli)
-throw together a mix of herbs (mint, basil, parsley, chives, green onion) into a food processor with some butter and/or olive oil, add to pasta and mix with a handful of spinach or arugula (try with our roasted beet & goat cheese ravioli or wheat & ground flaxseed linguine)
-peel zucchini, summer squash or carrots into long ribbons and add to hot pasta (the heat from the pasta will wilt the veggies), toss with extra virgin olive oil or your favorite vinaigrette and serve cold or room temperature
-shred some rotisserie chicken (no cooking needed!) and add chopped tomatoes, olives and capers with a lemon vinaigrette
-again shred some rotisserie chicken, tear up some basil and serve with our Broccoli, Feta & Toasted Cashew ravioli (for a way better and healthier version of the ever-so-popular chicken, broccoli & ziti dish)
Your get the idea: fresh veggies (no cooking needed!), a fresh herb, a yummy cheese (fresh mozzarella, feta, goat cheese, shaved parmesan) and some olive oil or vinaigrette and you have yourself a fast, healthy meal that requires only 1-3 minutes cooking time. For more ideas, see the “Simple Summer Pastas” section in the August Issue of Martha Stewart Living. Stay cool!