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Tomato and Cucumber Polish Pasta Salad

16 March 2012

My sister-in-law lived in Poland in her twenties and she introduced me to this dish. She told me she used to eat it every day for weeks on end because she loved it so much, and I can see why! The key component is a spice mix called Vegeta which is a mix of bunch of dehydrated vegetables (carrot, parsnip, onion, celery, parsley) and salt and pepper. I have a little jar of it in my pantry. This recipe is ridiculously easy and you can double and quadruple it for more servings.

Polish Tomato and Cucumber Pasta Salad

Approximately 1.5-2 cups cooked pasta, I like these wheel-shells
1 baby cucumber (the snacking kind, not the English kind)
big handful of cherry tomatoes
1-2 TB Vegeta
Parmesan cheese

Cut the cucumber into thick slices and then quarter each slice. Slice the cherry tomatoes into smaller pieces. Mix the warm pasta, cucumber and tomato together, sprinkle with Vegeta and Parmesan, toss together and eat immediately. I usually put all the ingredients in a lidded container, shake it all up, and then eat right from there. Makes 1 serving.

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