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Portable Picnic Ideas from Miss Daisy

Posted at 11:50 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 12:50:30-04

Daisy King from Miss Daisy's Kitchen made a Summer Veggie Pasta Salad and showed other box lunch ideas. Miss Daisy's Kitchen is located at 1110 Hillsboro Road, in the shopping center at the corner of Mack Hatcher and Hillsboro. For more information, call (615) 599-5313 or visit

Summer Veggie Pasta Salad

12 oz Bow Tie Pasta

2 medium Roma tomatoes or 3/4 c chopped cherry tomatoes

1 medium yellow squash,chopped

1 medium zucchini squash,chopped

1 cucumber, chopped

1 c chopped broccoli crowns, optional

1/2 c chopped celery

1/2 c green peas

1/2 medium red onion, chopped

1/2 c roasted red peppers

1/4 c chopped parsley

1/3 c dried dill weed

Assemble ingredients and utensils. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta. Boil 5 minutes. Drain. Mix in vegetables.
Add dressing and serve. Yield: 4-6 servings

Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing

2 t Dijon mustard

1/4 c Champagne vinegar

1 T lemon juice

1 t honey

1/2 t salt

1/4 t white pepper

3/4 c plus olive oil

Combine ingredients and then whisk in olive oil.

Yield: 1 cup.