Fun With Flamingos Summertime Dinner
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It is time for a fun summertime dinner and what says summer like a flock of flamingos? There are so many fun flamingo decorations and dishes around this year, it seemed inevitable that I was going to choose these pink fellows for a fun dinner theme. Summertime is grilling time for me and I am always looking for an easy side dish to go along with chicken or beef right off the grill. So, let me show you a new recipe I came up with and a great beverage that compliments it so well!
Check out these fun ice tea glasses with little pink flamingos all over them! Oh Home Goods, how you suck me in! At 2.99 each, what the heck, I am going to have a summertime dinner all about flamingos! Add these fun flamingo straws to your glasses and you really have upped your party game! I found these at Oriental Trading ! They have so many fun flamingo party goods!
If you are going to have a flamingo dinner, you have to include one of those giant inflatable pool floats! This is a great way to add substantial themed decor at a minimal price, even if you don’t have a pool! Look at her, trying to sneak up to the food and beverage table!
With the Florida heat bearing down on us here it’s best to keep things light and simple. Grilling outside is always a good option which is what I did for this alfresco dinner. What to sip on while grilling? Some cold Gold Peak Tea! Alongside my chicken I served up my brand new Tzatziki Pasta Salad recipe. This pasta salad takes things to a whole new level, the dill of the tzatziki gives it a great summery taste and keep things healthy by cutting the mayo!
Start by cooking your Barilla pasta according to the directions on the box. In my experience Barilla pasta brings al dente perfection to every pasta meal… from their bow-tie pasta I used here to their spaghetti pasta. As the pasta is cooking cut up some cherry tomatoes and blanch your asparagus.
Once the pasta has cooled it’s time to get mixin’. Tzatziki goes a long way! Make sure you mix just a little at a time into the pasta until you have the amount you prefer!
Once the tzatziki is mixed in add the remaining ingredients! It really is as simple as that… and as with most pasta salads it’s ok if there are leftovers because it tastes just as good, if not better, the next day.
I love serving up a pasta dish with fresh veggies! For more delicious summer recipes, click here!
- 12 Ounces Barilla Farfalle (pre-cooked weight)
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- 2 Bunches of Fresh Asparagus
- 2 Cups of Cherry Tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds
- 8 ounces of Tzatziki
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Cook the Barilla pasta in boiling water about 11 minutes until al dente.
- Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water and then toss with the olive oil.
- Refrigerate the pasta while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Cut the tips off of your asparagus (reserve the rest for a casserole or soup)
- Steam the asparagus until tender. Immediately remove it from the stovetop, drain, rinse in cold water and plunge the asparagus tips in a bowl of ice water.
- Cut your Cherry tomatoes in halves.
- Drain the asparagus from the ice water and mix all of the remaining ingredients together.
- Serve this with your favorite summertime grilled meat and some Gold Peak Tea for a delicious summer dinner.
What to put in those fun glasses? Ice cold Gold Peak Tea! I offered up the Lemonade Tea and Peach Tea. These Gold Peak Teas taste great and they take the guesswork out of creating flavored teas, because they do it for you!
I garnished one decanter with sliced lemons and one with peaches for my respective teas, this way my guests knew which was which. Grab a glass, pour and start sipping on your flamingo straw! If your family likes other flavors, Gold Peak has an entire lineup of delicious flavors, try their Sweet Tea, perfect for us Southerners!
I will be sharing this at the following link parties: Over the Moon | Show and Share | Amaze Me Monday | The Scoop | Create Link Inspire | Tips and Tricks |
Everything looks wonderful! Would love to sit down at that fun flamingo table and enjoy the delicious looking food! While I wait for it to be served, I’ll help myself to the refreshing-looking ice tea from the gorgeous dispensers. Your pics just scream “summer” and we could use some of that around here with all our rain lately 🙁
What a fun and AMAZING tablescape! So festive and beautiful. The food looks delicious!
What a lovely party. I love all of the pink flamingos.
What a festive and fund table setting and menu! In the heat, grilling out or cold dishes are the only options…
So adorable Chloe! I am dying to get a flamingo or other crazy float for our pool this summer. Your flamingo spread is over the top fun in the summertime, and your menu is just perfect!! Pasta salad with tzatziki sauce sounds amazing, lucky guests!
What a vibrant and colorful tablescape! That salad sure looks tempting!
Thanks Melanie! I’ll be featuring all of the details of the tablescape next week!
Congratulations on this shop! The flamingo theme is so much fun and you did a great job with it. You added texture and depth to the table without it feeling heavy, brilliant! My husband loves iced-tea and we’ll have to try this brand along with your meal.
Thanks Sandra! It has been tough for me to get a shop this year! I will feature the entire tablescape next Tuesday!
A great fun table full of my favorite color, pink! The food looks great to!
Thank you Debby! Check it out next Tuesday when I will share all of the details of the tablescape!
I love the flamingo theme! There’s nothing better than a cold glass of iced tea in the summer. I enjoy the Gold Peak brand. I don’t think I’ve seen the peach or lemonade varieties. I’ll have to look for them.
Thanks Dawn, look for the entire tablescape coming up this next week. My hubby loves the Lemonade/ice tea combo!
Loving this table and your pasta looks amazing. Saving it to try!
Oh my. I know what I want for supper! And the flamingos are adorable!!
How cute! Love the flamingo theme. Sheila
I love flamingos and the table looks so bright and festive. Thanks for sharing this and the recipe with us at #Overthe Moon link up.
Thank you Sue!
Everything looks amazing!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Chloe, you have outdone yourself! Love your Flamingo theme. Very bright and colorful makes for a nice summer table setting. Love your creativity too! I shall be making the pasta too. Thanks as always for sharing your inspiration at DI&DI.
Oh my, thank you Linda! It was such fun to style!
Oh i just love your pasta I absolutely love this. Thank you for sharing.