Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tastefully Tuesday...

During the summer I like to eat quick and eat light but grab and go stuff can get boring.  I found a great pasta salad over a a great recipe blog called Chef Jeff last summer.

Thai Beef Pasta Salad

¼ pound fusilli (cork screw) pasta (about 1½ cups)
4 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Thai peanut sauce
½ pound deli roast beef, thick sliced (about ¼-inch), cut into cubes
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cups ready-to-eat salad greens
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
1 cup fresh pineapple cubes
2 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)

Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Cook pasta 10 minutes, or according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, mix mayonnaise and peanut sauce in a medium-size bowl. Drain pasta well and add to the bowl along with the beef; toss well. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

Arrange greens on dinner plates, and spoon on pasta and beef. Top with bell pepper and pineapple cubes. Sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro. Serves 2.

$1.00 off any two boxes of Ronzoni pasta
$1.00 off any two 9 oz or larger Hellmann's mayonnaise at Target
$1.00 off Olivia's Organic Salad
Today's no cook option is from the Cheesecake Factory, get a free slice of cheesecake every $30.00 you spend. The printable coupon is only good Sunday - Thursday  from May 10, 2011 - June 28, 2011 and can not be used with any other discounts or coupons. You can use the coupon for dine in or curbside just be sure to let them know in advance that you have the coupon.
I hope you all had a great weekend!


  1. That actually sounds yummy. I think I could eat that.

  2. "Chef Jeff" has a nice ring to it. I like pasta salad too and it'd be easy to make that recipe vegetarian.

  3. sounds very yummy and easy to make!

  4. I love summer pasta dishes. They are some of my favorite! It's great to have a light sauce and millions of veggies. Yum yum.


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