As parents of school going kids, we are always looking for ways to put together healthy lunches for our kids that taste good cold. I am discovering that there is a whole world to be explored in Italian cooking that does exactly that. This morning is a perfect example of a dish that is easy to put together and works beautifully. All it needs is some TLC and good olive oil. NOTE: Be very careful of the olive oil you use. It is a key ingredient in this dish. Some olive oils taste bitter and should be avoided.
This is an easy dish to put together. Pretty much if you can boil water to make pasta, you can make this. I made everything from scratch this morning and I was done in under 20 mins (while parallel processing making breakfast for the kiddos).
All you need to do is grill some veggies (or meat) on a grill or stir fry with a little oil and set aside to cool. When cool, chop into bite sized pieces.
Mince some garlic, boil some Farfalle pasta (or Penne or Rotini or anything else you like).
Toss it all with some Olive Oil, Black Pepper, Salt and freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano and you are ready to go.