Lightly-cooked and tender sea scallops, served in the simplest, quickest sauce of lemon juice, butter, parsley, and fresh basil, are served over angel hair pasta for an elegant but easy dish. Add cream or Parmesan cheese if you like.
Italian-style tomatoes go for a brief simmer with tender white cannellini beans and garden-fresh spinach. Serve over hot penne and spoon crumbled bits of feta cheese over the top for a creamy sharp bite with every mouthful.
By varying the fruit a bit, this salad can work for all seasons. Passion fruit make a great addition if they are available. In the summer, add lots of fresh berries and melons. In the winter, try adding dried cranberries or apricots. Fresh juice adds a bit of bite and also keeps the fruit from turning if you are making this ahead.