Did you know that vinegar helps prevent pasta from sticking together? Just a splash — 1/2 tsp or so — in your cooking water will do the trick. This is such a great concept that we tried it with our shrubs and it worked great…especially with pasta salad.
Don’t worry about the pasta taking on an acidic taste. Once you toss it with your favorite sauce or salad dressing, you won’t notice a thing other than a great tart and fruity note.
Give it a try with this recipe for pasta salad with greens, grapes, pears, almonds, and blue cheese. It’s a great late-winter side or lunch entree.