The Triton

Career

Cucumber and Rotini Pasta Salad

ADVERTISEMENT

The dog days of summer have little to do with an old hound dog lazing in the shade of a cypress tree, or a song by Florence + The Machine. The phase comes from Greek antiquity.

To the Ancients, the “dog days” occurred around the day in late July when the star Sirius in the constellation Canis Major rises in the dawn just before the sun. In fact, Sirius is also known as the Dog Star and is the brightest star in the night sky.

And as we all know in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is at its hottest in late summer. Here’s a cool dish to serve as a side, or stand-alone vegetarian meal.

Ingredients:

1 cup dry whole grain rotini pasta

3 Tbsp key lime juice

2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

2 Tbsp. agave nectar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 cucumber, peeled, chopped in 1/2” squares

1 cup roma tomato, diced

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

Photo by Capt. John Wampler

Cucumber and Rotini Pasta Salad. Photo by Capt. John Wampler

 

Cook pasta, drain and allow to cool.

Combine key lime juice, cilantro, sugar, salt and pepper in small bowl and mix well.

In a large bowl, combine pasta and vegetables. Toss gently with the lime dressing and serve chilled.

Variations: Want protein? Add some cooked northern beans. Spice it up with minced jalapeño.

So simple, yet oh so good. Enjoy.

Capt. John Wampler (www.yachtaide.com) has worked on yachts for more than 30 years. Comments are welcome at editorial@the-triton.com.

Related Posts...
Crew's Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Back in the mid-2000s, Read more...
Crew's Mess: by Capt. John Wampler A few years ago, Read more...
Crew's Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Every yacht should have Read more...
By John Wampler On a delivery from Fort Lauderdale to Read more...
Crew's Mess: by Capt. John Wampler It is said that Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

New in the sales fleet M/Y Lady Sheridan, a 190-foot (58m) Abeking & Rasmussen launched in 2007, listed jointly with Burgess and …

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

Story and photos by Chef Victoria Allman “Good job!” Hilton barked. Hilton “Like-the-Hotel” was the Rastafarian guide leading …

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief Engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen died suddenly after he slipped and fell at his home in Honduras on Oct. 2. He was the chief …

Triton Expo 2017

Triton Expo 2017

The Fall Triton Expo brought together more than 750 captains, crew and industry professionals last night to network and meet with 42 …