Monday, September 25, 2017

Weekend Menu # 87 : Pasta & Salad

I love weekends because I don't really need to sweat much in the kitchen. 

Usually we would have our breakfasts between 9 to 10am so everyone would still too full to have proper lunch in the afternoon. So I would make us something light and sinple meal just to last us till dinner time.

One of the dishes I mostly make for our weekend lunch is salad. I love green salad. Salad is so versatile and easy. Not forgetting, healthy too. I also can add anything I want in it. 


So one Saturday, I prepared salad for lunch. Of course the kids don't really eat much salad so I would need to prepare another dish for them. Pasta is their favourite. Aglio e Olio for the kids.


There is some smoked cheese that hubby bought from Amsterdam in March. I love using smoked cheese in my pasta and salad. It gives that distinctive cheese taste and smell.


For my salad, I lightly grilled some chicken strips, halved 8 tomato cherries, boiled and cut 2 hard-boiled eggs, thinly sliced half of cucumber and prepared the lettuces.


Arrange everything in a plate/bowl, then drizzle some olive oil and Kewpie roasted sesame dressing. Add some grated smoked cheese onto it and voila!! Mix well and dig in.


As for the pasta, here is the Aglio olio recipe.

My kids love this spaghetti especially with bacons but I ran out of bacons that day, so chicken sausages would do then. ^^


14 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Yum.

Phong Hong said...

What a delicious lunch! I think pasta and salad is perfect :)

suituapui said...

So healthy, your makanan. I saw that roasted sesame kewpie at Ta Kiong. Any good? For one thing, I'm not that crazy about anything with a strong sesame oil smell.

Nancy Chan said...

That is a great lunch. Both the pasta and salad suit my liking!

Rose World said...

I like the dressing. I am crazy about sesame. Haha. They have other dressing flavour as well.

reana claire said...

Better than eating outside, right? Homemade salads is my girl's favourite dish nowadays!

mun said...

Both pasta and salad look good and I will go for the salad.

The Yum List said...

Pasta and salad are some of my staples. And, ooh, I recognized that smoked cheese immediately. I love adding it to dishes too.

Merryn said...

I would dig into your salad at any given chance.

Your pasta looks good too. I bet the kids are very happy.

ChrisAu said...

Yum!! Good idea to have pasta and not just salad else it will not be filling ... at least for me! Very healthy indeed!

Libby said...

I love roasted sesame dressing, I eat my broccoli with it

Sharon D said...

Rose ..that cheese - you are making me drool! What a yummy weekend meal for the family.

IreneC said...

That Kewpie roasted sesame dressing is so handy! Love it, but hubby doesn't like it.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Can't resist the spaghetti...