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Summer is quickly coming to an end but here in South Florida our outside picnics are year round. I have loved creating recipes using fresh ingredients with Barilla Pasta and Gold Peak tea this summer! These products are perfect to serve cold on a summer day!
While shopping at my local Walmart, I picked up a box of Barilla Pasta in the “Blue box”. I choose Barilla pasta because it cooks up perfectly al dente every time, so you can be confident that everyone will love the meal.
After grabbing the essential star of the show, I went right over to the fresh ingredients. I LOVE fresh mozzarella and fresh pesto. I grabbed the pearl size mozzarella just to make life easier. They are pre-cut and in cute little bit size pieces. Pairing this with cherry tomatoes was perfect and a no brainer.
I cooked up the pasta as per the box instructions. Tossing it into boiling water and allowing the pasta to do its magic for 7 minutes.
While the pasta cooks slice up the cherry tomatoes in half and set aside.
Once you’ve given the pasta time to drain and to cool, toss everything together.
It’s not summertime fresh without some fresh fruit and Gold Peak Sweet Tea. I took fresh cut up fruits (pineapple, strawberries and peaches) and threw them into the freezer. Once the fruit was completely frozen I threw it into a bowl.
The frozen fruit doubles as extra flavor and ice cubes for the tea. Each person is able to add the fruits as they wish into their drink with their individual teas.
If you are looking to grab the larger 64 oz tea instead of the convenient 6 pk, I have a coupon for you as well. ->$1 off when you buy any two (2) 64 fl oz bottles of Gold Peak Tea on Coupons.com
I used one of the 64 oz bottles to fill the pitcher and added fruit to that as well. All of these perfect pairings made a delicious and fresh outdoor picnic.
For more delicious summer recipes check some out here.
Have any summer time favorites? I’d love to try them!