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Recipe Exploration: Strumpet’s Super Simple Pasta Salad

March 12, 2012 1 comment


Name: Strumpet’s Super Simple Pasta Salad
By: Renee (based on Strumpet’s Recipe)

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min

Servings: 6


  • 1 package pasta (bowtie was used)
  • 1 lb. spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 lemon (or lemon juice equivalent)
  • 1 package baby mixed greens – whichever kind you like best
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (can use flavored if you like)
  • ½ cup to a cup parmesan (shaved or grated)
  • ½ cup feta cheese


  1. Boil the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. While waiting for the pasta water to boil, brown the sausage.  Add in the mushrooms and peppers and saute until mushrooms are tender.
  3. Toss sausage mixture in with the salad.
  4. Squeeze the juice of the lemon out of the lemon
  5. Chop (mince) garlic and mix with the lemon juice and oil.
  6. Drain pasta and toss in salad.  Add lemon dressing and toss again.
  7. Add parmesan toss a final time.  Sprinkle with feta.


  • If all of it isn’t gone that night, this will serve as a cold salad the next day.
  • It’s good with fresh cracked black pepper.
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