June Recipe of the Month

Today is International Picnic Day so check out this recipe from The Garden Grazer! It will be a hit at your next picnic! Stop by the Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola every Sunday from 10 am-4 pm for the freshest ingredients! (Best part, it’s only 6 miles from the Addison on Millenia!)

Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta Salad with Lemon and Garlic

12 oz. penne pasta
4 large ripe tomatoes
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot
3/4 cup fresh basil
Juice from 1-2 lemons
2 tsp. olive oil
Salt to taste
Optional: capers, pine nuts, etc

Cook pasta according to package directions, leaving al dente.
While pasta is cooking, finely dice shallot, mince garlic, and dice tomatoes. Add to a large bowl.
Roughly chop or chiffonade basil. Set aside.
When pasta is done cooking, drain, and immediately add to bowl. Stir.
Add lemon juice, olive oil, basil, and capers if using. (Start with 1 lemon and add more to taste if necessary.)
Toss well to combine, and salt to taste.
Great served warm, cold, or room temp. Best if eaten within 2-3 days.

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