9.06.2010

thai noodle salad

I made a lite lunch pasta salad. I grilled a bunch of vegetables and cooked up some pasta. 

I am trying to make different dressings that do not need oil, so for the Thai influence I blended the meat of a young coconut with some fresh lime juice, and added a diced chili pepper. 

It all came together very nicely. It was fresh and still crisp tender. The only change I would make is the eggplant. While it is delicious fresh off the grill, the eggplant doesn't have quite the flavor after it sits for a bit. 

Cost Breakdown:
corn, green beans: $1
eggplant: $1
arugula:$.50
zucchini: $1
onion: $.50
peppers: $1
tomato: $1
pasta: $2
young coconut, sunflower seeds: $2
lime: $.25
Total to feed a family of 5:
$10.25



3 comments:

  1. Affordable, easy, and perfect for college! Thanks!
    -The Freshman

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  2. Anything to help the college bound!

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  3. That looks absolutely fantastic. I love dressing made from coconut meat. I do some with lime and a little cilantro as a dipping sauce for raw wraps. I want some of that salad!

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