Lunchbreak: Summer Cooking by the Chicago Tribune featuring Marshall Field’s Lemon Pasta Salad

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Summer Cooking by the Chicago Tribune

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Summer Cooking: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Picnics, Patios, Grilling and More

Summer Cooking Demo
June 6
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Printers Row Literary Festival
Marshall Field’s Lemon Pasta Salad

1 pound rotini
grated zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon each, or to taste: salt, freshly ground pepper
3 tomatoes, cored, chopped
1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup dried basil, optional

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine the lemon zest, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl; set aside. Drain pasta; transfer to large bowl. Pour lemon-oil mixture over warm pasta. Toss; cover. Refrigerate 1 hour. Stir in the tomatoes, fresh basil, cheese and dried basil. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour. Toss lightly before serving.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Summer Cooking by the Chicago Tribune staff, Agate Surrey, 2015.


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